I am going to be changing the book club meeting for August to the 8th since we will be at the ward camp out on the 1st. So we will meet at my house on August 8th at 7:30 to discuss The School of Essential Ingredients.
Well ladies, bookclub is just around the corner. Our next meeting will be July 11, at 7:30. Coy has graciously allowed us to use her house again for the meeting. Hope to see all of you there. Also if you see that I left off someone please let them know. Thank you.
If I remember we didn’t select anyone to choose the next book. If you would like to choose the next book please let me know.
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M. L. Stedman
Selected by Peggy Reynolds
The debut of a stunning new voice in fiction— a novel both heartbreaking and transcendent
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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