Hello, Bookies: Anyone who has already read The Light Between Oceans knows that it takes some twists and turns. But for those who might stumble across this blog post without having first read the book, its author, M.L. Stedman, cautions: “NB: Major spoiler alert! If you plan to read the book, I strongly suggest you read no further until you’ve […]
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Hi, Bookies: Welcome to the third and final discussion of The Light Between Oceans. I pretty much read this last section in a single sitting. I couldn’t wait to find out what would become of poor little Lucy-Grace. On a whole, I thought this was a beautiful, haunting novel—I hope you all would agree! As I read through Part 3, […]
Hi, everyone: Welcome back! What did you think of Part 2? My stomach churns with every page, but I can’t put this book down. I am absolutely devouring it! After reading the flash-forward section that opens the novel, I doubt anyone was surprised when Tom and Isabel decided to keep the baby. Still, I expected Tom to put up more […]
Hi there, Bookies! I hope you’re enjoying the first section of The Light Between Oceans. Author M.L. Stedman had me hooked after just the first few pages of the novel. An isolated beach, a mysterious corpse, a (presumably?) orphaned infant—the flash-forward section was compelling and captured my interest immediately. What did you think of the flash-forward? Did this structure work […]
Welcome, Bookies! Erin here, associate producer for RealSimple.com. In addition to producing all of our online food content, I also make daily updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. I am thrilled to be back leading the book club for the second time. Nonfiction lovers may remember me from April of last year, when we read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. […]
Hi, Bookies: It was pretty much no contest. M.L. Stedman’s highly regarded debut, The Light Between Oceans, zoomed out in front early on and never let up. September discussion leader Erin Henry, RealSimple.com’s associate producer, will check in before the long weekend to set up our reading schedule. See you later in the week!