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by James D. Houston

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: James D. Houston
ISBN: 0806130334
ISBN13: 978-0806130330
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr; First Edition edition (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 364
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The Last Paradise (Literature of the American West) (1998). Snow Mountain Passage (2001).

The Last Paradise (Literature of the American West) (1998). Hawaiian Son, with Eddie Kamae (2004). Bird of Another Heaven (2007).

The Last Paradise (Literature Of The American West). James Houston is the author of 8 novels and several nonfiction books. His work includes Snow Mountain Passage and Farewell to Manzanar. by. James D. Houston. Resonating with ancient themes of quest and transformation, The Last Paradise follows Travis Doyle, a Vietnam veteran working as an insurance claims adjuster, from California to Hawai'i. Books by James D. Mor. rivia About The Last Paradise.

book by James D. Looks formulaic at first, but blossoms into a fine novel. Published by Thriftbooks. Fortunately, Houston is a sufficiently subtle author to create credible and sympathetic characters, provide suspense and surprise, and keep the reader totally engaged.

Series: Literature of the American West Series (Book 15). Paperback: 368 pages. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (April 1, 2008). High Country is a book you'll want to throw in your saddlebags and talk about around the campfire. If you like the Mountain West, this is a great read in every way. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered along the eastern seaboard of the North American continent-colonies from which a few hardy souls. For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered along the eastern seaboard of the North American continent-colonies from which a few hardy souls tentatively ventured westward. After a successful rebellion against the motherland, America became the United States, a nation. By the end of the 19th century this nation extended southward to the Gulf of Mexico, northward to the 49th parallel, and westward to the Pacific.

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Continues the saga of the Doyle family as Travis Doyle, a Vietnam vet and insurance claims adjuster, is sent to Hawaii to investigate a fire at the site of geothermal evacuations near an active volcano
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Uriel
Before Michener, Hawai'i was an open-season setting for every visitor who made an occupation of putting pen to paper. Since the local literary renaissance, built in part on the objections of people who live in Hawai'i to Michener's failure to "get it right," few outsiders have stood up to challenge the likes of Darrell Lum, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, and -- most recently -- Chris McKinney. The Last Paradise is less a challenge to those talented local writers than a contribution to the widening pool of literature that celebrates an authentic Island experience without unduly demonizing or romanticizing. But romantic it is, in both the narrow, amorous sense and in the sense that inspires wonder at the natural and spritual forces that pervade human life, whether we pay homage to them or not. Jim Houston is not a Hawai'i-based writer, but he has spent considerable time here and his acculturation seems as complete as an outsider's can be. The writing is lyrically beautiful and authentic-feeling, and the characters Travis Doyle and Evangeline "Angel" Sakai are three-dimensional and vital as their mingling fluids. This is a good read, whether you grew up in Hawai'i like Angel or on the West Coast like Travis; it's a good read for anybody who likes to ponder things that count, such as how long this earth will continue to sustain human beings regardless of what we make of it or ourselves.
FEISKO
A restless VietNam vet PI, a beautiful mixed-blood Hawaiian woman, slimeball corporations, spiritual but passive islanders, the Goddess Pele: this is potentially as dangerous ground as a fresh lava flow. Fortunately, Houston is a sufficiently subtle author to create credible and sympathetic characters, provide suspense and surprise, and keep the reader totally engaged. Not as strong as Kiana Davenport's magnicent Shark Dialogues, but a very entertaning page turner with a good environmental message.
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