An Evening with Australian Author M.L. Stedman
On Thursday August 2nd, at 7:00pm, Australian author M.L. Stedman will be reading from her new novel, The Light Between Oceans, at the Belmont Library. A wine and cheese reception will precede the event and a book selling and signing will follow her talk.
About the Book
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as a 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. 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 extraordinary 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.
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Stephanie C hopes to see you at the Belmont Library on Thursday August 2 at 7:00pm! She enjoys visiting lighthouses with her boyfriend. They really like the Pigeon Point Lighthouse and the Forbes Island Lighthouse, which also happens to be a restaurant with delicious food!