On Sale: July 31, 2012
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The years-long New York Times bestseller and major
motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks is
“irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps
you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah
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.
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.
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