Reviews

The New York Times Book Review praises Lost Kingdom in a full-page review entitled “The Other Side of Paradise.” Read the full review here.

The San Francisco Chronicle leads its Sunday review section with Lost Kingdom, calling it a story told with “agitating freshness” and “a powerful act of transport.” Read the full review here.

The Los Angeles Times praises Lost Kingdom in a full-page review in its Sunday books section, calling it “well-researched, nicely contextualized” and “haunting.” Read the full review here.

Library Journal gives Lost Kingdom a starred review, calling it “…a sweeping tale of tragedy, greed, betrayal, and imperialism. The depth of her research shines through the narrative, and the lush prose and quick pace make for engaging reading.” Read the full review here.

Fortune magazine’s Weekly Read column calls Lost Kingdom “…a riveting and intimate look at the rise and tragic fall of Hawaii’s royal family…” Read the full review here.

The Christian Science Monitor picks Lost Kingdom as an Editor’s Choice, calling it “a fascinating and authoritative tale of intrigue and imperialism…”

The Washington Post calls Lost Kingdom “an engaging portrait of Hawaii’s ruling class under fire…” Read the full review here.

The Honolulu Weekly calls Lost Kingdom a “a major and masterful new book about Hawaii…” Read the review and author Q&A here.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls Lost Kingdom a “meticulously researched book about a place that, even in simpler times, was never a true paradise.” Read the full review here.

The Seattle Times in its Sunday books section calls Lost Kingdom “a well-told history…” Read the full review here.

San Francisco magazine declares that Lost Kingdom a valuable account of a particularly ugly chapter in American history…” Read the full review here.

The Baltimore City Paper calls Lost Kingdom “vivid” and “heart-wrenching.” Read the full review here.

Indian Country Today‘s Richard Walker praises Lost Kingdom as “a meticulously researched narrative” on “the death of a dynasty.” Read the full review here.