Our Next Good Read: Claire of the Sea Light

Join us April 18th at Claire of the sea lightSt. Clair Winery from 5:00-7:00 pm to discuss our next book.  We are reading Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.

Here’s a sneak peek into the book from Goodreads:

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.

Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life.

But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet.

Be sure to get entered in our drawing for a free copy of the book!! All you have to do is comment on any blog post by March 28!

We’ll also be raffling off a copy of April’s featured book, Dark DudeJoin us that evening to be entered!

We hope to see you on April 18th!

2 thoughts on “Our Next Good Read: Claire of the Sea Light

    • We’ve got you entered in the giveaway. I just started the book, and am really enjoying it. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get together each month to discuss the wonderful books we’re reading?! It’s not the same, but I am grateful for all of the ways technology enables us to have ‘virtual’ discussions. If you get the chance to read it, come back and let us know what you think!

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