Book Club: Irving Jenkins discusses “Lord of the Haao Rain”


Author and artist Irving Jenkins will visit with the Daughters of Hawaiʻi Book Club on November 20 at 10:30am at Hānaiakamalama. Jenkins is well-known for his earlier books Hawaiian Furniture (published by Daughters of Hawaiʻi) and The Hawaiian Calabash. He is a painter, sculptor and Hawaiian historian, and has exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art, local galleries, and the former Contemporary Museum.

Jenkins will discuss with members his most recent book Lord of the Haao Rain. Filled with haunting photographs of the contents of Forbes Cave taken in the early 1900s, this book tells the little-known story of the lives and tragic deaths of the twin brothers Keōua who were cousins to King Kamehameha. It also takes a fascinating look at the contents of the cave that is believed to be their burial tomb. Members with an interest in the ancient history, traditions, religion and ruling families of Hawaiʻi will find this book fascinating.

Book Club members receive an additional 10% off their Gift Shop purchase of “Lord of the Haao Rain” for this Book Club meeting. 

For more information about the Book Club or this event, please contact Calabash Cousin Gerry DeBenedetti at gerthebear@hawaiiantel.net or call (808) 734-1189 on Oʻahu.

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