Cultural commentator Sarah Vowell has tackled topics ranging from Puritans (The Wordy Shipmates) to the murder scenes of American presidents (Assassination Vacation).

Her latest book, Unfamiliar Fishes, takes readers on a romp through Hawaiian history. The book's on sale next week and you can catch a review in the April issue of BookPage—but why not take a few minutes now for this video preview?

Having never been to Hawaii, I will admit that I was unfamiliar with the "plate lunch" tradition. I suspect that we can look forward to more educational/amusing anecdotes such as this one in Unfamiliar Fishes.

What's your favorite book by Sarah Vowell? Read a review in BookPage of Assassination Vacation, and also let us know: Have you seen any good book trailers lately?

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