Book Event

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Just read two great books........


The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Every few years a truly interesting, fully-realized novel comes along that leaves you wondering how an author can combine great literary skill with such an absorbing story. Such is The Light Between Oceans.

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. Tom marries Isabel, a loving young woman and brings her to the lighthouse to share his isolated life. Their attempts to have a child fail and they have given up hope until a boat washes up on their island carrying a dead man and a baby. What follows is an incredibly moving novel about what happens when good people make bad decisions.

The East Meadow Public Library will be discussing The Light Between Oceans for its Lunch ‘n Book program on Monday, May 6th, at 12:30 p.m. Join us with one of our favorite presenters, Jane Shapiro, for a rewarding talk.


Faithful Place by Tana French
Calling all mystery fans! Tana French has a linked series of psychological mysteries that involve the Dublin murder squad. Each book highlights one of the detectives in a gripping story. Her debut novel, In the Woods, won the Edgar Award for best first novel.

Faithful Place is her third book. When Detective Frank Mackey was 19 years old, he and his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, made secret plans to elope to England and start a new life together far away from their families. But Rosie doesn't meet Frank the night they're meant to leave. Instead he finds a farewell note and assumes she's left him behind. For 22 years, Frank, who becomes an undercover cop, stays away from Faithful Place, his childhood Dublin neighborhood. When his sister calls to tell him that someone found Rosie's suitcase hidden in an abandoned house, Frank reluctantly returns. Now everything he thought he knew is turned upside down: did Rosie really leave that night, or did someone stop her before she could? Start with In the Woods and enjoy!