HAWAIʻI SMILES by Robert Barclay

Hawai‘i Smiles is a collection of eight light-hearted short stories, targeting the local Hawai‘i audience interested in easy reading and laugh-out-loud humor. Settings and characters will be familiar, while fresh and original plots and circumstances break into new literary territory. Tourists might also enjoy this comic and heart-warming perspective on life in Hawai‘i, which will strike a chord with their own unique sense of home and place. The book will be marketed as part of an annual series, with Hawai‘i Smiles Again, More Hawai‘i Smiles, and Hawai‘i Smiles Far and Wide scheduled to be published as the next three installments.

Barclay excels at description, narrative, and character.

– Honolulu Weekly


“A lively imagination!” – The Contemporary Pacific

“Barclay excels at description, narrative, and character.” – Honolulu Weekly

“I loved this book because it captured the feel of Hawaii, with its different communities and all their idiosyncrasies that folks who grew up in Hawaii can relate to.”Kai from Makiki

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About the Author:
Robert Barclay, a twenty-year resident of Hawai‘i, was raised on the island of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. He currently teaches English at Windward Community College and lives in Kāne‘ohe with his wife and two children. For more information about Robert Barclay, click here.

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