Biography

Kaui Hart Hemmings

Kaui Hart Hemmings has degrees from Colorado College and Sarah Lawrence, and she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her first novel, a New York Times bestseller, THE DESCENDANTS, has been published in 22 other countries and is now an Oscar-winning film directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. She is also the author of a story collection HOUSE OF THIEVES, the novels HOW TO PARTY WITH AN INFANT and THE POSSIBILITIES, and the YA novel JUNIORS. She lives in Hawaii.

Kaui Hart Hemmings

Books by Kaui Hart Hemmings

by Kaui Hart Hemmings - Fiction

When Mele Bart told her boyfriend Bobby she was pregnant with his child, he revealed to her that he was engaged to someone else. Fast forward two years, Mele’s daughter is a toddler, and Bobby and his fiancée want Ellie to be the flower girl at their wedding. Mele, who also has agreed to attend the nuptials, knows she can’t continue obsessing about Bobby and his cheese-making, Napa-residing fiancée. So she answers a questionnaire provided by the San Francisco Mommy Club in elaborate and shocking detail and decides to enter their cookbook writing contest. As the wedding date approaches, Mele uses her fellow club members’ stories to both inspire recipes and find comfort.

by Kaui Hart Hemmings - Fiction

Sarah St. John is still reeling from the death of her 22-year-old son, Cully, in an avalanche. Though she is surrounded by family and friends who try to distract her from her grief, she cannot help but feel alone. Barely ready to deal with the fact that she will never see her son again, Sarah is surprised when a strange girl arrives on her doorstep bearing a secret from Cully that could change all of their lives forever.