Kona Stories Book Store Non-Fiction Group Meeting

October 1, 2019

Kona Stories community bookstore offers many choices of book clubs. Groups meet monthly to
discuss books of fiction, travel, memoir, classics or non-fiction. Book groups are free if books
are purchased from Kona Stories or a $5.00 donation is appreciated. Bring a pupu or beverage to
share and come prepared to discuss the following books. You can choose to attend any or all of
these groups. Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center in the courtyard shops on
the KTA side. If you need more information call Brenda or Joy at 808-324-0350 or check it out
online at www.konastories.com.

September 24, 2019 The Non-Fiction Book Club will be discussing Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade.


On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly
vanish—until now.

Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson’s increasingly bizarre commands,
which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping—a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming.

A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

This group meets at 6:00PM @ Kona Stories Book Store.


  • Website: http://www.konastories.com/
  • Venue: Kona Stories Book Store
  • Address: 78-6831 Alii Dr #142, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
  • Hours: 6:00 p.m.

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