The true story of Hawaii’s Missionaries. Grapes of Canaan is a documentary novel about the first print shop between the Rockies and Asia in the 1820’s. The printers were among a group of
missionaries who traveled from New England to
Hawaii to convert the natives to the Christian faith. Albertine Loomis. great-granddaughter of printer-religionists Elisha and Maria Loomis has told the story of her ancestors and the early years of their life in the islands. To read Grapes of Canaan is to begin an understanding of how present day Hawaii came to be.