WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 | 9 EVERYTHING Words and Wine Tuesday Marlise Laa Kea Buhler, Lynn Andrews and Robert Frutos will be featured during Kona Stories Book Shop’s Words and Wine event at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Keauhou Shopping Center. Buhler, born in Switzerland, had a transformational near-death experience on a boat out in the Red Sea, Egypt. That was her inspiration to write her new story, “I Almost Died in Egypt,” which takes readers on Maree’s journey of her near death experience, her mystical feelings and her healing process. It talks about the beauty of being connected in the heart with all beings — people from different countries, cultures and religions and also animals like Breakfast all day? Yes way. Available breakfast items vary by location. At participating McDonald’s. ©2015 McDonald’s the dolphins and whales. Music and melodies, the Hawaiian mythology and its legends are woven into the story and it builds bridges between different lifestyles and lifetimes. Andrews is the author of 19 books and workbooks chronicling her adventures into the world of spirit, the real life worlds of her native teachers and their profound wisdom of ancient spiritual worlds, including New York Times and internationally best-selling “Medicine Woman” series. Her latest book is “Coming Full Circle.” For “Coming Full Circle,” Andrews gathered stories from the most profound teachings she has received over the years from the women of the Sisterhood of the Shield, members of an ancient shamanic society deeply embedded in native cultures and traditions all over the world. Frutos, will be sharing a taste of his many successful books, with a focus on his Big Island guide books. Robert has written on a wide range of subjects based on his in-depth knowledge and experiences of the Big Island. His first book, “Photographing Nature in Hawaii” was published in 2004 by Island Heritage Publishing. In the years since, he has written more than 20 books. Robert’s guide book titles include: “Hawaii: The Best Day Hikes on the Big Island,” “Day Hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,” “Hawaii: The Best Beaches on the Big Island,” “Hawaii the Most Beautiful Places to Visit on the Big Island,” “A Photographers Guide to the Big Island,” “A Photographers Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Sacred Sites of the Big Island.” During this presentation, Frutos will give particular attention to “Day Hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: The Best Places to See the Unusual Find the Unexpected & Experience the Magnificent.” The book includes more than 120 photographs, plus maps, about the best and most dynamic day hikes in the park. Following a more formal book presentation from each author there will be a Q&A session. The event concludes at 8 p.m. Info: Brenda or Joy, 324-0350. FOLK book sale this weekend The Friends of the Libraries, Kona will hold its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID. Proceeds from book sales help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Volunteers are welcome and book donations are accepted at the library. Info: 322-0077.
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