In Can I Have Your Pearl Bracelet? award-winning author, poet and advice columnist Frances H. Kakugawa presents stories and poems gleaned from a lifetime search for answers to life’s existential questions. This rich anthology introduces a memorable cast of characters in adventures ranging from teaching in Micronesia to the pitfalls of publishing to growing up in a Hawaiian village later buried by lava. Here are insights shared and lessons learned in Kakugawa’s long career as an educator and as a sought-after speaker on creative writing, children’s poetry, and eldercare. Can I Have Your Pearl Bracelet? is her seventeenth book.