The Lightkeeper's Daughters

The Lightkeeper's Daughters

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Jean Pendziwol's beautifully written novel captured me from the very first page. Its descriptions of the windswept lightkeeper's station of Elizabeth's and Emily's youth are so crisply rendered I felt I was standing on its shores watching the great ships cross the stormy waters of Lake Superior. Even more than its vivid evocation of a unique time and place, The Lightkeeper's Daughters is a sensitive and moving examination of the nature of identity, the importance of family, and the possibility of second chances."Heather Young, author of The Lost Girls

Though her mind is still sharp, Elizabeth's eyes have failed. No longer able to linger over her beloved books or gaze at the paintings that move her spirit, she fills the void with music and memories of her family--a past that suddenly becomes all too present when her late father's journals are found amid the ruins of an old shipwreck.

With the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenage performing community service, Elizabeth goes through the diaries, a journey through time that brings the two women closer together. Entry by entry, these unlikely friends are drawn deep into a world far removed from their own--to Porphyry Island on Lake Superior, where Elizabeth's father manned the lighthouse seventy years before.

As the words on these musty pages come alive, Elizabeth and Morgan begin to realize that their fates are connected to the isolated island in ways they never dreamed. While the discovery of Morgan's connection sheds light onto her own family mysteries, the faded pages of the journals hold more questions than answers for Elizabeth, and threaten the very core of who she is.

Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062572028
Branch Call Number: FIC PENDZ J

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Oct 12, 2017

In The Lightkeeper’s Daughters, Lake Superior is brought to life. Elizabeth, now in a retirement home and blind, revisits her family history through her father’s recently discovered journals with the help of Morgan, a teenager doing community service. This atmospheric story explores family, identity, and second chances, as Elizabeth and Morgan try to solve the mysteries of Elizabeth’s past, and along the way begin to form an unlikely bond.

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becker
Sep 27, 2017

Nice story. I loved the Lake Superior setting.

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