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Island City Book Club


At our October 19th meeting we will discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman. Please contact the library for additional details.


The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is ... soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance.

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, 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.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and 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.

Plan ahead to join the Island City Book Club for discussion of these selections:

  • November 16 - The Last Train To Paradise / Les Standiford
  • December 21 - A Christmas Memory / Truman Capote

Past book club selections include: 

  • Snow Falling on Cedars / David Guterson
  • The Tea Planter's Wife / Dinah Jefferies
  • Like Water For Chocolate /  Laura Esquivel
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings / Maya Angelou
  • Cutting for Stone / Abraham Verghese

Options for obtaining copies of book club selections include:

Please visit us or contact the Wilton Manors Library at (954) 390-2195 if you have questions about the Island City Book Club. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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