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Memoir of 1950s-1960s Honolulu by Chinese American author Loreen Lilyn Lee. Grand Prize Winner, Willow Books Literature Awards.
"Lyrical, gorgeous, a masterpiece of the place that is Hawai'i. And painful, insightful, the memoir of a Chinese American girl growing up in a rigidly patriarchal, deeply sexist society. Lee brings her compassionate eye not only to her childhood but to an intimate account of her womanhood both shadowed and enriched by her heritage. The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir will take its place as an important addition to the shelf on American experience."
--Priscilla Long, author of Fire and Stone: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?