Vail Public Library's Book Discussion Group
This month's selection is "The Light Between Oceans: A Novel" by M.L. Stedman.
February 12, 2014
from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
|Where||Vail Public Library's Community Room|
|Contact Name||Lori A. Barnes|
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This month's selection is "The Light Between Oceans: A Novel" by M.L. Stedman. Summary: "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."
Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.