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December Book Club - The Light Between Oceans

  • Panera Bread

    343 Gorham Rd., South Portland, ME (map)

    43.636397 -70.329988

  • We sit at the table under the light to the left of the entrance.
  • Price: $1.00 /per person

    Refund policy


  • Description

    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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  • gail

    Darn snow

    December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved the book. Wish I could be there. I hope this is my final Wednesday night closing.

    December 17, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I actually get to attend this month! I'm excited!

    December 15, 2013

  • Kayle

    I promise I'll be there next month!

    1 · November 27, 2013

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