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The lightkeeper's wife / Karen Viggers.

By: Viggers, Karen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011Description: 387 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781741759143 (pbk); 1741759145 (pbk).Subject(s): Lighthouse keepers -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Secrets -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Secrets FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Domestic fiction. | General fiction.DDC classification: A823.4
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A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.
Summary: A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.
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A woman at the end of her life, a man unable to restart his, and a history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid--this is a powerful, moving novel of love, loss, and family Elderly and in poor health, Mary fulfills her wish to herself to live out her last days on Bruny Island off of Tasmania, with only her regrets and memories for company. Her late husband was the lighthousekeeper on Bruny, and she'd raised a family on the wild windswept island, until terrible circumstances forced them back to civilization. The long-buried secret that has haunted her for decades now threatens to break free, and she hopes to banish it in the time she has left. Mary's youngest son Tom loves Bruny as much as she does, and understands her primal connection to the island. Years before he spent a winter working in Antarctica, and returned from that empty loneliness to find his marriage over and his life destroyed. Still wounded, Tom lives a simple life, unable and unwilling to make real connections with people in case he gets hurt again--but then he meets Emma, newly returned from Antarctica and as open and welcoming as Tom is not. As Mary's time winds down, both she and Tom must face their pasts in ways they cannot even begin to imagine, and Mary finds that the script she's written to the end of her life has taken on a few twists of its own.

A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.

A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.

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Just off the Tasmanian coast, Bruny Island is a wild, windswept place and the former home of the dying Mary Mason, who has chosen to spend her final days there, much to the consternation of her three grown children. Mary spends her days remembering, struggling with a secret she knows must eventually be revealed. Her youngest son, Tom, has his own struggles. Raised on Bruny, he understands Mary's attraction to the island, but after a traumatic winter spent working in Antarctica, Tom returns home with his life in shambles. Lonely, isolated, and deeply depressed, Tom tries to rebuild his life as his mother works to come to terms with her own. Nature plays an important role here. The rocky isolation of Bruny Island and the vast, spreading whiteness of Antarctica are presented in loving detail by an author who clearly knows and respects her landscapes. These descriptions serve as a powerful complement to this moving story of changing family dynamics and the isolation and solitude found in nature and within ourselves.--Gladstein, Carol Copyright 2010 Booklist