Haole Teacher

by Margaret Drake



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/24/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781440166709
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781440166716

About the Book

WWI took many men away, leaving women to adapt to their absence. Iowa school teacher, Ina Marie Martin found herself a victim of this tumultuous time. Like men who were physically or mentally injured, she needed to recover, to find a way to avoid becoming an outcast. She fled her shame and found a new life on the Island of Hawaii. Other circumstances besides the war, contributed to the tumult of that era; influenza, prohibition, food and clothing shortages, lack of rights for women, racial and ethnic persecution. Ina Marie finds herself dealing with all these issues as she maps out her new existence.

About the Author

Margaret Drake was raised on an Iowa farm by people born in the era about which she writes, the early 20th century. Her career has included 10 years of elementary school teaching, 35 years as an occupational therapist and 6 years as a novelist. Currenty she lives on the Big Island of Hawaii.