The WBW Book Club is designed to deepen your connection with other WBW around a book! No book club or author's questions here. We are interested in what the book made you feel and think. So even if you do not like the book, a rousing discussion is guaranteed!
All you need to do is read the book, be ready to share your thoughts and enjoy the company of great women. Bring a snack to share! And bring a suggestion of a book you think others might enjoy - you never know - we may pick your selection for the next month!
NOTE: number RSVP's limited due to seating space at hostess home.
THE BOOK: The Light Between Oceans
AUTHOR: M.L. Stedman
About the book: 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 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.