Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode 18: Aloha from the Children’s Room!

Did you miss the amazing luau party we threw last week? Fear not! You can listen to some of it right here.

A great big mahalo! to all the younger patrons who came out to take ukulele lessons from instructor Jackie Saunier. Three kids got happy on the microphones too: Grace, Theresa and Evan!

Go the Merrick Library Children’s Facebook Page for more pictures, and visit for some fabulous upcoming programs.

A hui hou kākou!




Episode 17: Interview with Tatjana Soli, author of THE REMOVES.

I had the absolute pleasure of hosting Tatjana Soli last month. We talked about her newest book, The Removes, a riveting historical fiction tale of General Custer, his wife Libby and Anne Cummins, a 15-year-old girl abducted by the Cheyenne. The book takes place just at the end of the Civil War and rides us up and into the Battle of Little Big Horn. Did I say it was riveting? Please check it out.

Tatjana Soli is the bestselling author of not-to-be missed books like “The Lotus Eaters, “The Forgetting Tree” and “The Last Good Paradise”.
Must reads all of them and perfect for your book discussion groups.
Soli’s work has been awarded the UK’s James Tait Black Prize and she’s been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable Book.

Also by Tatjana Soli:


Perfect book discussion choices!