November 23, 2014

LLF Online Book Club

Welcome to Lambda Literary’s online book club. This book club will highlight a different lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender book each month. The books selected will be a heady mix of LGBT classics, unheralded gems, and buzz-worthy new releases.

We hope you’ll read along with us each month and share your thoughts on the books in the comments section.

We’d also love to hear your suggestions for upcoming selections or comments on the club in general. E-mail William at wjohnson@lambdaliterary.org.

This month’s selection is Sarah Anne Johnson‘s The Lightkeeper’s Wife:

Hannah Snow shouldn’t be in the water, saving shipwrecked sailors. Her husband would be furious—it’s his job to tend to the lighthouse at Dangerfield, to warn the ships off the rocks. Sailors know that the Dangerfield coastline is treacherous, but the waves constantly pull them down into the deep anyway.

But when the ship Cynthia Rose runs aground, John is away buying supplies, and Hannah rushes out into the storm. She can only fish one sailor out of the icy water—weather worn, half-drunk Billy.

When Hannah gets word that John will not return home to her, she sinks into grief so deep that she feels she may never surface again. With Billy’s help, she continues to man the lighthouse, keeping the lamps blazing even during her darkest hours. But Billy is not all that he seems. And Hannah starts to doubt whether anything she knew about this strange man—or herself—is true.

Enjoy and remember: reading is fundamental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lightkeeper’s Wife
By Sarah Anne Johnson
Sourcebooks Landmark
Paperback, 9781402294785, 298 pp.
September 2014

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