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Alternative title: Tiare in Bloom : A Novel
Is part of Materena Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2000- series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'Now that Materena is a big star with her radio talk show, Pito can't help noticing some changes in his wife. She's spending more and more time at work and with her girlfriends instead of coming home to cook for him. And why does a Tahitian woman need to know how to drive, anyway? He tries to shrug it off, but when Materena gives him the silent treatment and doesn't come home after a night of dancing, Pito has had enough! How is he supposed to fix things with Materena when she doesn't even give him a chance?

'Luckily for Pito, his opportunity comes when a threemonth-old girl named Tiare–rumored to be their son Tomatoa's daughter–is left on the Mahis' doorstep. Anxious to pull his weight and set things right, Pito embarks on a hilarious and noble mission to prove himself to his granddaughter, his wife, and–most importantly–himself. TIARE IN BLOOM is the heartwarming story of a couple facing big changes on a small island–and a love that outlasts it all.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my sons: Genji, Heimanu and Toriki. 'A happy woman means a happy household.' Remember this boys.
  • Featured by the BIG Book Club, an initiative supported by The Advertiser in partnership with Arts SA, The Australia Council for the Arts, Channel 7, FIVEAA and the state's public libraries to promote a love of reading, discussion and literature, February 2007.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2006 .
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      Extent: 250p.
      ISBN: 1921145013
    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Penguin Books , 2006 .
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      Extent: 250p.
      ISBN: 9780143052654
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Little, Brown , 2007 .
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      Alternative title: Tiare in Bloom : A Novel
      Extent: 260p.
      ISBN: 9780316114677
    • London,
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      England,
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      Hutchinson , 2007 .
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      Extent: 250p.
      ISBN: 9780091797256
Alternative title: Tahitin kukka
Language: Finnish
    • Helsinki,
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      Otava , 2007 .
      Extent: 287p.
      ISBN: 9789511214786

Works about this Work

Untitled Sharon Athanasos , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 37)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
Family Affairs Jane Sullivan , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 June 2006; (p. 26-27)
From Tahiti, with Lots of Sexy Loving Debra Bela , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 May 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
In Short Judith White , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 July vol. 124 no. 6527 2006; (p. 117)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
South Sea Tales Becalmed in Shallows Aviva Tuffield , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
Under the Frangipani Tree Kylie Stevenson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Breadfruit Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2000 single work novel ; Frangipani Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2004 single work novel ; Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
From Tahiti, with Lots of Sexy Loving Debra Bela , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 May 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
In Short Judith White , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 July vol. 124 no. 6527 2006; (p. 117)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
South Sea Tales Becalmed in Shallows Aviva Tuffield , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
Under the Frangipani Tree Kylie Stevenson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Breadfruit Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2000 single work novel ; Frangipani Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2004 single work novel ; Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
Untitled Sharon Athanasos , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 86 no. 8 2007; (p. 37)

— Review of Tiare : The Husband Who Didn't Deserve His Wife and Everything that Happened Next Celestine Hitiura Vaite 2006 single work novel
Family Affairs Jane Sullivan , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 June 2006; (p. 26-27)
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