Books by Kaui Hart Hemmings

HOW TO PARTY WITH AN INFANT by Kaui Hart Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"From the plucky heroine whose life is not very hard to the easy potshots at stereotypical monster-moms, this novel is so contrived it's hard to believe it comes from the same author as the emotionally wrenchingThe Descendents (2007)."
From Hemmings (Juniors, 2015, etc.), a potato-chip-thin comedy about a single mother in San Francisco hoping to win a cookbook competition. Read full book review >
JUNIORS by Kaui Hart Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Wryly funny, generous-hearted, garnished with sun, surfing, and shave ice—a genuinely literary beach read. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Moving to Hawaii and enrolling at prestigious Punahou midyear, Lea feels isolated and, despite her island roots, uncertain where she fits in the complex cultural mosaic; everything changes when her mother, Ali, accepts Eddie and Melanie West's offer of their guesthouse in upscale Kahala. Read full book review >
THE POSSIBILITIES by Kaui Hart Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Emotionally complex and relatable to all, it will be particularly understandable to those who've experienced the inexplicable, devastating loss of a loved one."
Three months after an avalanche killed her son, a single mother takes tentative steps toward healing in Hemmings' (The Descendants, 2007, etc.) astute and sensitive examination of relationships, loss and grief. Read full book review >
THE DESCENDANTS by Kaui Hart Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"Hemmings pulls off a remarkable feat in making the Kings' sense of loss all the more wrenching for being directed at a woman who was neither a good wife nor a good mother."
Hemming's first novel expands on a short story, "The Minor Wars," that appeared in her debut story collection (House of Thieves, 2005) about a self-consciously privileged Hawaiian family in crisis. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF THIEVES by Kaui Hart Hemmings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2005

"The undertow of these dark and seductive tales is irresistible."
Debut collection set in a paradise forever lost to the privileged elite who, in their search for love and retribution, despoil Hawaii's exotic beauty and indigenous culture. Read full book review >