Kona Stories Hosting Book Clubs in August

July 30, 2017, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:40 PM
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Kona Stories Bookstore hosts a number of book clubs each month. Groups meet to discuss works of fiction, travel and non-fiction.

The fiction group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Travel normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., but will pause during the summer months and begin again in October. The non-fiction group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Book club meetings are free if the books are purchased from Kona Stories. Otherwise a $5.00 donations is requested and appreciated.

Participants may bring a pūpū or beverage to share, and come prepared to discuss the following books. Readers may attend any or all of the groups as they wish.

Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center in the courtyard shops near KTA. For more information, call Brenda or Joy at (808) 324-0350 or visit

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Aug. 8 Fiction Group: The After Party by Anton DiSclafani


Anton DiSclafani is the author of the national bestseller “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.” Her new novel “The After Party” tells the story of Joan Fortier who is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man wants her and every woman wants to be her. Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But when Joan’s radical behavior escalates, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, ultimately left with nothing but a tough choice. A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, The After Party unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming and complicated as any romance.

Aug. 22 Non-Fiction Group: In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

Image courtesy of Kona Stories Bookstore.

Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of “Outside” and the author of the bestselling histories “Hellhound on his Trail” and “Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers.” His newest book, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” takes readers into uncharted Arctic waters with the crew of the USS Jeannette. Two years into the harrowing voyage, the Jeannette’s hull was breached by an impassable stretch of pack ice, forcing the crew to abandon ship amid turbulent waters. Hours later, the ship had sunk below the surface, marooning the men a thousand miles north of Siberia, where they faced a terrifying march with minimal supplies across the endless ice pack. Enduring everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and labyrinths of ice, the crew battled madness and starvation as they struggled desperately to survive. With thrilling twists and turns, “In the Kingdom of Ice” is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination set in the most brutal environments on Earth.

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