Susan Wackerbarth's New Book is Available

Susan Wackerbarth grew up in Seattle, and came to live on Hawai‘i Island by way of South Africa and Southeast Alaska. She has an MA in English from the University of Washington and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She teaches English at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and lives in Waiākea Uka with her husband and many animals.

No Place Like Home - The East Hawai‘i Community Players need a smash hit to save Hilo’s historic Palace Theater from the ravages of time, tropical weather, the ailing economy, a menacing network of drug dealers—and themselves from all manner of folly and heartbreak. The Wizard of Oz will be a sure thing. Or will it? Susan Wackerbarth tells this wry, playful story through an unlikely constellation of haole misfits, both “grown” and “flown,” trying to find their way on the Big Island. Quirky, bittersweet, and suspenseful, this novel explores each person’s longing for a home of the heart, and climaxes in an opening night no one will forget.

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$21.59
ISBN: 9781734109504
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Published: Boatyard Press - August 10th, 2020

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