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Discussion Guide: Moloka'i

Chapters

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Chapter One

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Chapter One

Moloka'i is an epic novel that tells much of the history of the leper settlement at Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island Moloka'i. The novel's main character is Rachel, who is sent to Kalaupapa as a young girl. Rachel witnesses events at Kalaupapa for over fifty years.

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Chapter Two

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Chapter Two

The presence of disease in Rachel's family is introduced in chapter two.

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Chapter Three

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Chapter Three

In chapter three Rachel is taken to the Kalihi Receiving Station.

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Chapter Four

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Chapter Four

Chapter four covers the years 1892-1894.

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Chapter Five

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Chapter Five

Rachel arrives in Moloka'i and immediately runs into difficulties.

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Chapter Six

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Chapter Six

In chapter six Rachel settles in to life at Bishop home.

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Chapter Seven

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Chapter Seven

Rachel grapples with her first real encounter of death.

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Chapter Eight

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Chapter Eight

Rachel runs away to find her Uncle Pono.

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Chapter Nine

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Chapter Nine

Rachel's letters to her mother are sent back, and her father comes to visit.

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Chapter Ten

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Chapter Ten

Rachel is seventeen and experiences her first party and kiss.

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Chapter Eleven

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Chapter Eleven

Rachel meets a new friend Lani and learns her secret.

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Chapter Twelve

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Chapter Twelve

Rachel continues to battle leprosy.

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Chapter Thirteen

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Chapter Thirteen

Rachel puts on Haleola's funeral and helps Sister Catherine.

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Chapter Fourteen

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Chapter Fourteen

Rachel goes to new measures to get rid of her leprosy.

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Chapter Fifteen

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Chapter Fifteen

Rachel meets a new man.

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Chapter Sixteen

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Chapter Sixteen

Rachels gets married and gives birth to a child.

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Chapter Seventeen

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Chapter Seventeen

Rachel and Kenji continue to get better, and try to improve Kalaupapa.

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Chapter Eighteen

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Chapter Eighteen

Rachel and Kenji's relationship proves to be very strong.

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Chapter Twenty

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Chapter Twenty

Crossen goes to trial and Rachel tries a new leprosy treatment.

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Chapter Twenty One

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Chapter Twenty One

Rachel goes to Oahu in search of her family.

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Chapter Twenty Two

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Chapter Twenty Two

Rachel finds out more about the location of her daughter.

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Endnote and Author's Note

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Endnote and Author's Note

Ruth visits Kalaupapa.

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