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Reading, Pa. Our Book for July:The Light between Oceans M.L. Stedman

  • Jul 21, 2013 · 12:30 PM

RSVP's will open July 2

Following the Book Club meeting we will be walking to the Vanity Fair outlets.  Primary destination Handbags:Dooney & Bourke and Designer Bags( Bruce Makowsy, Jessica Simpson, Sharif and others).

Use the meetup comments to discuss carpooling.

Light between the Oceans with over 2000 4+ star reviews on Amazon.

The debut of a stunning new voice in fiction— a novel both heartbreaking and transcendent

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.

The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply moving novel.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize everyone but I seem to have caught a bug. Severe chills, and high temp. I was really looking forward to today.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to miss this one as the book was so moving. Have a great day of discussion and shopping!

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did not have any responses to the carpooling so I will not be at the Wendy's lot on Sunday.

    July 16, 2013

    • Betsy

      Thanks for offering the ride! I am planning on doing some other shopping in Reading after we are done, so I thought I had better drive myself.

      July 16, 2013

  • arlene r.

    So sorry that I will have to miss the book discussion, but something unexpected came up. The book was wonderful.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is the authors first book

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I finished it too. LOVED IT! Not sure about anyone else but I had a soft spot for the kidnappers. The book was beautifully written.

    July 8, 2013

    • Betsy

      I'm going to search for more of his books.

      July 8, 2013

    • Betsy

      oops I mean HER books.

      July 8, 2013

  • Betsy

    I read this book in one day! Wow..great book!

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can be in the Wendys Parking lot at 70 Buckwalter Rd, Royersford on July 21 if anyone would like to ride up with me. I have room for 3. The Wendys is just off Rt 422 Trappe Exit. It is on the way to Reading. Would leave parking lot at 11:35. Let me know if you are interested. Also, feel free to post for others to meet and join you in your car.

    June 26, 2013

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