EVENT OVERVIEW: M.L. Stedman will present her Bestselling Book The Light Between Oceans.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M.L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her debut novel.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: 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. Tom, who 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.
M.L. Stedman’s "elegantly rendered and heart-wrenching novel" (USA TODAY), is “told with the authoritative simplicity of a fable. Stedman’s intricate descriptions of the craggy Australian coastline and her easy mastery of an old-time provincial vernacular are engrossing. As the couple at the lighthouse are drawn into an increasingly tragic set of consequences, these remote, strange lives are rendered immediate and familiar” (The New Yorker).
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
ADMISSION PACKAGe: $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Softcover of The Light Between Oceans, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price. If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up." Your Order will be held by your Name at Will Call. The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.
EVENT FORMAT: M.L. Stedman will discuss her Book The Light Between Oceans followed by a Booksigning. A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. Tickets are numbered in the order they are purchased.
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