“If you are looking to read a book that will grasp your attention from the first page and hold it throughout then already I would implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is utterly brilliant!” A wonderful review of Left at Hiva Oa from the Red Headed Book Lover. Read more here.
Local writer Cindy Schumacher featured the story of Left at Hiva Oa in a recent article for Focus Maui Nui in The Maui News. Read more.
Many fun things have happened with Left at Hiva Oa, like appearing on the front page of Captain Ken’s hometown local paper! See it here.
This new novel by Malia Bohlin takes place on the open ocean as America evolves from the conservative 1950s to the free-loving 1960s. Two recent Merchant Marine Academy graduates follow a dream of sailing the world on the 40’ schooner the Gracias.
Even with their careful planning and abundant enthusiasm, things go drastically awry, changing plans, the crew, and eventually the course of the Gracias, unexpectedly leaving one of them crossing the Pacific alone. In a frantic battle for his life, he relies on his wit and his memories to face the challenges of the sea, and those within his own mind.
Left at Hiva Oa is an incredible story of determination: the determination to dream; to stand by your principles; and to stay alive, when all you have is yourself.