The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The book for our September Meetup is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  Here is description of the book.

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.

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  • Jennifer T.

    Not my fav book.

    September 23, 2013

  • Brandi

    Not my favorite read-but liked the Aussie locale.

    September 22, 2013

    • Kathie

      Right-o, mate. :)

      September 22, 2013

  • Linda R.

    Loud venue but great conversation!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bogged down in grading...sorry I won't make it. I enjoyed the book!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What name is the reservation under?

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I spent a few hours working the Zoo this morning and am too tired from the heat to join you tonight. Have a great evening. It was a very interesting book, and I was looking forward to the discussions.

    September 21, 2013

  • Kathie

    I'm saving room for dessert tonight, ladies. Bananas Foster Sundae? Too good to pass up. Mmmmmmmmm . . . . . .

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My mom flew me to charleston for the weekend :) so I have to bail :(

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to change to a no. Husband wants to do something as a family for his birthday. Geez. Men.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    14 ppl on the waiting list? What's the likelihood I'll make the RSVP list? This will determine if I finish this book or another page turner. Thanks for the feedback in advance!

    September 3, 2013

    • Lea

      Most on the waiting list get added, so I recommend continuing to read.

      September 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the feedback! I will definitely finish the book & plan to attend. :)

      September 8, 2013

  • Kathie

    Just got the book and started reading it.

    September 4, 2013

  • Peggy S.

    I have been on the waiting list and attended anyway as there are always some who don't show up.

    September 4, 2013

  • Kathie

    There's a Longhorn Steakhouse on Dale Mabry, if steak is what we're looking for. I've had good meals there, before. I don't even care if it's a repeat. :)

    September 2, 2013

  • Lea

    Any restaurant suggestions? So far I have Outback Steakhouse or Shells. Any others?

    August 31, 2013

    • Jennifer T.

      The colonade on bayshore good mix of food and great veiw

      September 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We met at the Colonade a few months ago for the book Dead Like Me. My salmon was definitely so so as it was uncooked. A great group discussion with the author was the highlight!!! I agree with Tonya it's fun to try unique places.

      1 · September 1, 2013

  • Kathie

    This has nothing to do with this month's book, but is a good article that possibly explains why some of us are such huge readers. It's The Ideal English Major. Read it at tinyurl.com/tbtimes-englishmajor.

    August 25, 2013

  • Kathie

    That's good to know, Jessica. I haven't started it yet, but can't wait, based on what I've been hearing. :)

    August 20, 2013

  • Jessica F.

    About halfway through the book now and absolutely loving it! Finding myself not ready to put it down when it is time to get back to work or before bed. Hope everyone else is enjoying or will enjoy the book just as much!

    August 19, 2013

  • Gerene

    So looking forward to seeing everyone. Sorry I'd been out of touch. I'd been pretty sick plus job searching. I'm employed!

    1 · August 9, 2013

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