Meet M.L. Stedman!: April 2nd at Indigo, Bay & Bloor

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Meet M.L. Stedman!

April 2nd at Indigo, Bay & Bloor

04.01.2013

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

I’m pleased to announce an exciting event happening tomorrow!

You and your bookish friends can meet M.L. Stedman who’ll be doing a talk and reading from her debut novel, The Light Between Oceans on April 2nd at Indigo’s Bay and Bloor location.

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Summary from the publisher:

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 and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, 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, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. 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.

M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.

The Light Between Oceans is exquisite and unforgettable, a deeply moving novel.

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Be sure to check back at The Bibliotaphe Closet for an upcoming review of M.L. Stedman’s debut novel, The Light Between Oceans!

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Have you yet had the pleasure of reading M.L. Stedman’s debut novel?

Will you be attending M.L. Stedman’s reading tomorrow at Indigo’s Bay and Bloor location in Toronto tomorrow?

Like the character, Isabel, in the book, what lengths would you go in “having a baby” after the trauma of two miscarriages?

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