Letters From the Land of Long Farewells: Kalaupapa, Molokai

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Sister Wilma Halmasy, the author of this charming and insightful book of letters, lived at the Kalaupapa settlement for thirty years. Sister served devotedly as a nurse in the mid-1940s, and in later decades, as the supervisor of the Department of Health at the Kalaupapa Hospital. Her descriptions reveal the daily life of the sisters and residents at Kalaupapa during her time. Like others who have been privileged to read her letters, the reader will delight in Sister's handling of distressful and sometimes amusing situations. Sister Wilma's courage as well as the courage of those serving with her at the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula will be startling and inspirational to the reader.

Soft cover. 113 pages. Contains full color and black and white photographs. Approximately 7" x 9".

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