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Olivia: My Life of Exile in Kalaupapa Book by Breitha, Olivia R


10 thoughts on “Olivia: My Life of Exile in Kalaupapa

  1. Stacie Nishimoto Stacie Nishimoto says:

    There are 26 switchbacks to the bottom of the Kalaupapa trail on the Hawaiian island of Moloka i As one descends into the trees, wild goats peek out, leaping from boulder to boulder, and sunli


  2. Perrin Pring Perrin Pring says:

    My friend gave this to me to read in preparation for our visit to Kalaupapa This is Olivia R Breitha s personal account of her diagnosis and life with what is now known as Hansens disease lepro


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    Olivia Robello Breitha was diagnosed with Hansen s disease leprosy when she was a young woman in the 1930s At the time, there was no treatment for the disease, in Hawaii, many people with lepros


  4. Angie Angie says:

    This wasn t quite what I expected It was interesting to read a first hand account of life circumstances leading up to life in Kalaupapa, but I was a little distracted by the writing style and som


  5. Liz Liz says:

    A first hand account of living with Hanson s disease from 1937 through 1988 This was one plucky woman Though she has nothan a 6th grade education, she recounts in simple powerful words the fear an


  6. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This is a fascinating account of one woman s real life story of having leprosy aka Hansen s Disease and being sent to Kalaupapa Apparently she was motivated to write her memoir by a comment made on


  7. Jill Jill says:

    Olivia is quite a character, and I guess she deserves to be so outspoken for all she endured in her life Her writing is simple but sometimes difficult to follow Mostly I appreciated the raw humanity


  8. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    A ture story fo a young woman who was sent to colony for having Hansen s disease It is also known as leprosy but thie term is not considered polite SHe left home at 13 or 15 and never left until she


  9. Barbara Barbara says:

    Personal account of treatment by the powers that be that should horrify any compassionate person So personal it was like reading a diary or a family letter from an unsophisticated small town girl I wo


  10. Cherie Kephart Cherie Kephart says:

    This small book says so much about a life that most of us could never imagine I have been through my share of health challenges, and nothing could prepare me for the emotional and physical journey desc


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