The Aloha Spirit


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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Linda Ulleseit, born and raised in Saratoga, California, has an MFA in writing from Lindenwood University. She is a member of the Hawaii Writers Guild, Marketing Chair for Women Writing the West, and a founding member of Paper Lantern Writers. Linda is the author of Under the Almond Trees, which was a semifinalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Contest, and The Aloha Spirit, to be released in 2020. Linda believes in the unspoken power of women living ordinary lives. Her books are the stories of women in her family who were extraordinary but unsung. She recently retired from teaching elementary school and now enjoys writing full-time, as well as cooking, leatherworking, reading, gardening, spending time with her family, and taking long walks with her dogs. She currently lives in San Jose with her husband. They have two adult sons and two yellow Labradors. For more about Linda and her books, visit:


"Linda Ulleseit has written a heroic tale of family, friendship, loss, and redemption. With undeniable beauty, she captures the courage of a young woman and community stunned by unforgettable tragedy. She writes with humility, grace, and a quiet brilliance as she portrays young Dolores's search for family and the generous, hardworking heart at the center of The Aloha Spirit." --Milana Marsenich, author of Copper Sky and The Swan Keeper "The Aloha Spirit is heartbreaking and hopeful, with a story as rugged and beautiful as the landscape. Linda Ulleseit has written a wonderfully immersive story, with prose so vivid I could practically feel the ocean breezes on every page." --Martha Conway, author of The Underground River "Aloha means many things, not the least of which is love, but at seven years old, Dolores, given away by her father to an Hawaiian family, felt abandoned. Linda Ulleseit has written poignantly of aloha and the importance of the extended family." --Cecilia Johansen, author of The Canoe-Maker's Son and founding member of the Hawaii Writers Guild "Linda Ulleseit takes you on the journey of Dolores' life, from the sun-soaked Hawaiian Islands where she experiences hardship, loss, love--and learns the true meaning of family; to California where she starts a new life, only to find that her troubles have followed her. Through her perseverance, a strong connection to family, and her undying faith in God and Aloha, Dolores finally finds peace and happiness--and the true love of her heart." --Kari Bovee, author of The Annie Oakley Mystery Series and The Grace Michelle Mystery Series