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August Book Club

  • Sun, August 30, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
  • Wendy Burgress' Home 630 Cedar St. Park Ridge

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August Book Club
     "The Light Between Oceans"
      M.L. Stedman
       

 

Join us as we laugh, catch up and discuss the plot, characters, 
and motives in the story.

MOST of us even read the book!!!!      

New members are always welcome!
(Please bring a bottle of wine if you'd like)
 
             

 
Sunday, August 30
Wendy Burgess'
Home
630 Cedar St.
Park Ridge
    
            
7pm
 
          
                   
      "The Light Between Oceans"
      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, 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, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and 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.

 

We look forward to seeing you at 
Book Club

Please contact Amy Ingles with any questions: synchroqueen@aol.com

  
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