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Does anyone know of a good place to find a book on this? I've looked at my local indies and Barnes and Noble... I'm writing a book set in Hawaii and and I'm good with present day and ancient, but I'd love to incorporate some things from just after WW2. Just looking to flesh out details of what life was like then. :)
Anyone have any tips?
Thank you! :thankyou
#1 - January 10, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Try some Googling, and see if that leads to any good articles that might list some primary sources you can hunt down. 
#2 - January 10, 2013, 04:56 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
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Watch Elvis' 'Blue Hawaii' But that might be 50's, or done in the 50's and supposed to be WW2. I think Elvis was in the Army in that one? Sorry, I'm no help! But it will get you in the spirit of old Hawaii, I think!  :)
#3 - January 10, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Wow, any time an Elvis movie = research I'm game!
Marissa - excellent idea! Thank you :)
#4 - January 10, 2013, 10:00 PM
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I enjoy researching by reading fiction that is set in the same setting/era since I write fiction. (This probably wont work if you are writing non-fiction.) Graham Salisbury's novels Under the Blood Red Sun and House of the Red Fish are set in 1940's Hawaii.
#5 - January 11, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Scroll through these responses from my friends at the Hawaii Book Blog and see what's there.  Have fun!

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/459429-literary-fiction-by-hawaiian

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Tori :palmtree
#6 - January 11, 2013, 09:34 AM
LITTLE CALABASH, Island Heritage 2020
SECRETS IN TRANSLATION, Fitzroy, 2018
SPAGHETTI SMILES, Pelican Publishing 2014
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Not  a book recommendation, but I always look for newspapers and magazines from the period. They can give you a lot of flavor as well as ideas.
#7 - January 11, 2013, 10:59 AM
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