The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel

July 4, 2017|
The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel by Jean E. Pendziwol
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The Instant International Bestseller

Winner of the 2018 Northern Lit Award and Shortlisted for the HWA Crown Award

“Jean Pendziwol’s beautifully written novel captured me from the very first page. Its descriptions of the windswept lightkeeper’s station of Elizabeth’s and Emily’s youth are so crisply rendered I felt I was standing on its shores watching the great ships cross the stormy waters of Lake Superior. Even more than its vivid evocation of a unique time and place, The Lightkeeper's Daughters is a sensitive and moving examination of the nature of identity, the importance of family, and the possibility of second chances." —Heather Young, author of The Lost Girls

The Light Between Oceans meets The Language of Flowers in this compelling debut novel by critically acclaimed children’s author Jean E. Pendziwol.

Though her mind is still sharp, Elizabeth's eyes have failed. No longer able to linger over her beloved books or gaze at the paintings that move her spirit, she fills the void with music and memories of her family—a past that suddenly becomes all too present when her late father's journals are found amid the ruins of an old shipwreck.

With the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenage performing community service, Elizabeth goes through the diaries, a journey through time that brings the two women closer together. Entry by entry, these unlikely friends are drawn deep into a world far removed from their own—to Porphyry Island on Lake Superior, where Elizabeth’s father manned the lighthouse seventy years before.

As the words on these musty pages come alive, Elizabeth and Morgan begin to realize that their fates are connected to the isolated island in ways they never dreamed. While the discovery of Morgan's connection sheds light onto her own family mysteries, the faded pages of the journals hold more questions than answers for Elizabeth, and threaten the very core of who she is.

Jean E. Pendziwol was born in Thunder Bay on the shores of Lake Superior and spent much of her childhood aboard her family’s sailboat exploring the islands and bays of the inland sea. After working as a freelance writer and photographer, she spent several years focusing on raising her three children before publishing her first ch...
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Title:The Lightkeeper's Daughters: A Novel
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.05 in
Published:July 4, 2017
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780062572028

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