Placentia Library Book Club: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Dec 01, 2015

Placentia, CA- Join us for a lively discussion of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s DreamWorks that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page”. - O, The Oprah Magazine

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.

Each month, our Book Club focuses on notable titles in a friendly lunchtime setting. The discussions are open to all readers, and the Library will provide extra copies of the selected titles for checkout prior to the discussion. Join other readers; bring your lunch and we will provide the dessert. This program is sponsored by the Placentia Library Friends Foundation.

 

When:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Where:

Placentia Library
History Room
411 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

 

Information:

(714) 528-1906

information@placentialibrary.org

www.placentialibrary.org

 

Cost:

FREE!