Seniors Program North – Book Club for Seniors: The Light Between Oceans
Book Club for Seniors: The Light Between Oceans
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Most participants will use the free Talking Books player. The audio book player will be mailed to you at no cost, as well as all audio books. We can help you complete an application if you are not yet enrolled in the program. Friends, family members & caretakers are invited to participate as well. Please RSVP.
This month, we will discuss the years-long NY Times best-selling novel, The Light Between Oceans. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia & 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 & shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, & loving wife, Isabel. Years later, a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man & a living baby. Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous & whose moral principles have with-stood a horrific war, wants to report the man & infant immediately.
Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own. Years later, Tom & Isabel return to the mainland & are reminded that there are other people in the world. We’re 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.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Chicago Lighthouse North at 222 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 60025. Please call (847) 510-6200 to RSVP for all events.