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Kiana Davenport, Shark Dialogues is a very good novel about life in Hawaii.
Gavan Daws, Shoal of Time, a history of the Hawaiian Islands is a good general history.
Martha Beckwith, Hawaiian Mythology is for the serious student of Hawaiian culture and religion.
John Papa I'i's Fragments of Hawaiian History is interesting as a contemporary account of Hawaii after contact with the Europeans.
Kona Stories is an excellent source of books for all interests. It's the largest independent new bookstore on the Big Island. Located in Kainaliu, just south of the Aloha Theater in Mango court. 324-0350.
Borders Books in the Crossroads Shopping Center across from WalMart has an extensive selection of Hawaiiana.