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Monday, March 18, 2013

I see the Light

Hello Readers.
The Light Between the Oceans  by M.L. Stedman
From Wikipedia:
lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.
Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoalsreefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems.

Aiding Navigation:  Isabel gave Tom something solid to hold on to after his experience in the war.  She helped him navigate the world as it was after the horrors he lived through.  Tom gave Isabel a future to get away from a town without young men to court her.  

Dangerous Coastlines:  As in every relationship there are dangers, hills and valleys, Isabel and Tom certainly had obstacles to overcome just living in solitary.  Many times I think that living a hermit life would be wonderful and then I know I would greatly miss the companionship of others.  Can you relate to the desperation of wanting a child so much that in the same situation you would 'adopt' Lucy-Grace?  

Ending Quotes:

'He's lived the life he's lived.  He's loved the woman he's loved.  No one ever has or ever will travel quite the same path on this earth and that's all right by him'

'He knows that the man who makes the journey has been shaped by every day and every person along the way.  Scars are just another kind of memory.' 

Happy Reading,

1 comment:

  1. It has been a long drought from when I have posted. Those of us who benefit from our leaders diligence really should let her know we are with her on this journey. Take a minute post a thought!
    I liked this book very much,even more than "Gone Girl" which I also enjoyed. Informally I know that our leader struggled at times with Stedman. I found the character development to be extraordinarily good, particularly Tom's. Some of the peripheral characters were also easy to imagine based on the writer's descriptive style. I do think the ending left me wanting, as did Gone Girl...maybe I am expecting to much in this regard.
    Anyway I will be starting this month selection on a plane, and hopefully I can complete before our first assignment!