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JANUARY BOOK CLUB

We will be reading the "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman

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 really enjoyed our discussion - what an interesting book, can't wait to see it in a movie.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Lorraine! It was great discussion today.

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought Stacey did a great job of presenting this book.

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I loved this novel. What a change of pace to read a story that was told by one person from beginning to end.

    January 9, 2013

  • Patti

    do know if its available as an iBook?

    December 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is... It's 9.99 in the iBook store

      December 23, 2012

    • Patti

      Hey, thanks!

      December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gee I am so disappointed because I work to 12:30 on Sat. will REA.D BOOK JUST THE SAME iS THIS REGULAR TIME ALWAYS?

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Per the question on how the club works, the book that is discussed is the book that is read for the month. We choose the books we read for the upcoming months.

    November 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is everyone ok with the book not being available in paperback until April - so hardcovers only but @ half price on amazon or @ books a million. Otherwise, we could move this book to April and select January @ our November meeting. Any feedback? If no then let's keep this for January.

    November 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I bought it, so I'm good with anything!

      1 · November 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      My on hold Library copy is ready for me now so I prefer keeping it for January, as planned.

      November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh I'm reading it all right!! I was just trying to wrack my brain as to why I thought it was on paperback! I have a coupon I can't use on my Nook and was looking to bundle all the books I needed together BUT the Nook is still cheaper even when I use the coupon! Thanks for the info and see you soon.

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok it's on amazon new & used for under $12 or $16.99 there are shipping fees but you can get the Hardcover@ Books a Million for $17. I think we should still read it - it's very highly recommended!

    November 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please let me know if it is on or not as I'm about to start it, dury busy time. ONLY because selected for this meeting. Thanks.

      November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry we didn't see the fine print - it's out in paperback in April - but Amazon has the hardcover for half price $12 & nook is $11.99 @ barnes & noble. I guess just order it from amazon.

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all...did we find out if this was in paperback? It is not on B&N, but I thought we found it in paperback somewhere? Thanks!

    October 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay... I thought we discussed at the last meeting it was out in paperback, but it's not at Barnes or Amazon in paperback... Maybe afterchrist

      October 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Christmas!

      October 31, 2012

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