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The Lightkeeper's Daughters

The Lightkeeper's Daughters

Elizabeth’s eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her, but her mind remains sharp and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness.

When her father’s journals are discovered on a shipwrecked boat, she enlists the help of a delinquent teen, Morgan, to read to her. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, Elizabeth is carried back to her childhood home – the lighthouse on Porphyry Island, Lake Superior – and to the memory of her enigmatic twin sister Emily.

But for Elizabeth, the faded pages of her father’s journals reveal more secrets than she anticipates.

Read by Laurel Lefkow

(p) 2017 Orion Publishing Group
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 13th July 2017

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409168683

Reviews

A remarkable achievement . . . a story of commitment, identity, and familial loyalty that will leave one in tears. Five out of five stars
New York Journal of Books
Deeply satisfying.... With strong characters and rich in historical details, The Lightkeeper's Daughters looks carefully at love and identity and the things we do to keep them both safe
Booklist
Lake Superior may not give up its dead, but it does eventually give up the secret that lies at the heart of this compelling and fascinating novel by Jean Pendziwol. The Lightkeeper's Daughters is a splendid feat of storytelling that held me happily spellbound from the opening pages to the satisfying final sentence
Nancy Richler, author of THE IMPOSTER BRIDE, shortlisted for the Giller Prize
The Lightkeeper's Daughters is a new kind of love story, a celebration of unlikely human connections - to each other, to the land, and to a shared history. Jean Pendziwol's storytelling prowess held me fast to the page, and with each surprising revelation, I fell more deeply in love with Elizabeth and Morgan. I delighted in watching these unexpected friends grow together in their combined attempt to answer that most primal question: Who am I? The Lightkeeper's Daughters gets an enthusiastic standing ovation from me. As soon as I turned the last page, I missed the characters who had, in the short space of a novel, already grown to take up real space in my heart. I can't wait to see what Jean Pendziwol does next
Angie Abdou, author of THE BONE CAGE and CANTERBURY TRAIL
A perfect hammock read for those who love the Brontë sisters and Jodi Picoult in equal measure
Publishers Weekly
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
An intricately satisfying story about love and deception that manages to be both melancholy and exhilarating. A haunting tale of nostalgia and lost chances that is full of last-minute surprises
Kirkus Reviews