Adult Book Club
Published on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:04am
Join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss August's book club selection, The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.
After four years on the Western Front in World War I, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island many miles from the coast, with supply boats arriving only once a season. After years of isolation on the island with his wife Isabel, and several miscarriages, one night a baby's cry is heard. To Tom's terror and Isabel's delight, they find a boat washed ashore carrying a crying baby and a dead man. Despite Tom's reluctance, Isabel convinces the baby is a gift from God, and the couple take the baby home and name her Lucy. When Lucy is just two-years-old, they all return to the mainland, and Isabel and Tom are once more reminded of what they left behind before and since leaving their isolated island.
Pick up a copy today and discover this New York Times bestseller that O magazine calls “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page.”
The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.
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