A Little Too Much Is Enough (Paperback)

By Kathleen Tyau

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393315592, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 1996

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Filled with love and food, this story of the Hawaiian Wong family is an exuberant banquet of characters and stories.

Mahealani Wong was named for the full moon she was born under as her Chinese grandmother believed it would bring her good luck. She has a full helping of her fathers full Hawaiian lips and the rebellious heart of an American teenager. In this vibrant tale, Mahi tries to get more than the "little too much" that is enough for the loving and hard-to-let-go-of-one-another Wong family.

About the Author

Kathleen Tyau grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. She lives in Oregon.

Praise For A Little Too Much Is Enough

A delightful, imaginary memoir of growing up in Hawaii in the 50s.
— Harry Eagar

This is a well-crafted and rich book, product of a skilled and talented writer.
— Maya Muir

A delightful and aromatic feast for the soul.
— Willamette Week