Aunty’s Place

Fiction published in 2015. Aunty Lani is the narrator of this story that takes place in Kihei, Maui during the early 60s. Characters’ conversations are in Pidgin, the official language of Hawai`i. Family Tree diagram, Glossary of Pidgin/Hawaiian words, and Readers Questions Guide included.


Spirit of the Village A Maui Memoir

Nonfiction published in 2004 for the Centennial Celebration of Filipinos in Hawai`i. Memoir of a young woman growing up in a sugarcane plantation village in Pa`ia during the 50s'-60s.



ebook copies are available on Printed copies are also available at and Maui Friends of the Library, Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui, Hawai`i.


1 Comment

  1. Dear Ms. Carlin, thank you very much for sharing your story in “Spirit of the Village.” I am a history PhD student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and I am currently writing about the history of Filipina women migrating to and settling in Hawaiʻi. I would love to talk to you more about the topic if you don’t mind. My email address is Thank you very much and please take care!


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