The University of Hawaii at Hilo’s North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa will host a book discussion and signing at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the NHERC conference room. The event is free and open to the public.
Author Leslie Ellen Jones will discuss her book “Land of Sunshine: Reflections from a Hawaiian Sugar Plantation,” and will have copies on hand to purchase.
Jones’ grandfather was a chemical engineer for Paauhau Sugar Plantation Co. and her grandmother was a teacher at Honokaa Elementary School from the 1930s through the 1960s. The book contains excerpts from letters, photographs and family recipes for local dishes.
NHERC is located at 45-539 Plumeria St. in Honokaa. For more information, contact Momi Naughton at 775-8890.