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Kaui Hart Hemmings

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Just a few days after attending the Academy Awards, Kaui Hart Hemmings (front, center in green top), author of the novel, “The Descendants,” was recognized by the Hawaii State Senate. The lawmakers cited the success the Kailua woman received having her novel adapted into a screenplay for the film version, which won an Oscar Feb. 26 for Best Adapted Screenplay (as well as earning four nominations). Standing next to the author are her parents, Fred and Suzie Hemmings. Photo courtesy of Senate Communications.