Palmer Adult Evening Book Group
THE PABG meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. New members are always welcome!
October 28, 2014
THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS
Join us as we discussion this New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture.
by M.L. Stedman
"An extraordinary and heart-rending book about good people, tragic decisions, and the beauty found in each of them." - Marcus Zusak, author of The Book Thief.
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.
Contact Stephanie S. at Palmer Branch for more information about our book group: firstname.lastname@example.org :: 610/258*7492
Books available for request from Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown libraries for $0.50.