NHERC hosts book discussion and signing

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Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honoka`a hosts a book discussion and signing on Tuesday, May 13 at 5 p.m. in the NHERC Conference Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Author Leslie Ellen Jones will discuss her book, Land of Sunshine: Reflections from a Hawaiian Sugar Plantation, and will have copies on hand to purchase. Jones` grandfather was a chemical engineer for Pa`auhau Sugar Plantation Company and her grandmother was a teacher at Honoka`a Elementary School from the 1930s through the 1960s. The book contains excerpts from letters, photographs, and family recipes for local dishes.

NHERC is located at 45-539 Plumeria St. in Honoka`a. For more information, contact Momi Naughton at 775-8890.


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