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Tales & Talk Book Group – The Light Between Oceans

November 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come enjoy lively discussions in a small group setting once a month @ the library.

Morning groups meet the 2nd Thursday at 10:30 am.

Evening groups meet the 3rd Thursday at 6:00 pm. * We will meet in the Carl Jones Meeting Room for this evening’s discussion group. ”

Both groups will read  the same book:  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman cover2012 Booklist Review for The Light Between Oceans:

Stedman’s haunting tale opens in 1918 with the return of Tom Sherbourne to his home in Australia after serving four years in the Great War. He applies for a job as a lighthouse keeper and is assigned to the light on Janus Rock, a remote island off the southwest coast where he hopes to erase his horrific memories of war. Several years later, Tom brings to the island his bride, Isabel, a free-spirited young woman who is determined to adapt to Tom’s solitary life with their only contact with the mainland a quarterly visit from the supply boat. Four years later, after Isabel has suffered two miscarriages and a very recent stillbirth, an event occurs that forever changes them. A dinghy washes up on the beach carrying a dead man and a newborn baby girl, giving Isabel hope that she may become, at last, a mother. The choice they make as a couple comes to haunt them, their unexpected happiness replaced by guilt and mistrust. Stedman draws the reader into her emotionally complex story right from the beginning, with lush descriptions of this savage and beautiful landscape, and vivid characters with whom we can readily empathize. Hers is a stunning and memorable debut.

Copies of the book will be available to group members to borrow or to purchase.

For more information call (423)434-4454, send an e-mail to or inquire at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.


November 21, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Carl Jones Meeting Room
100 West Millard Street Johnson City, 37604 United States


Lisa Krekelberg