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Author: Jean E. Pendziwol Narrator: Dara Rosenberg, Dawn Harvey, Tom Parks Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2017 ISBN: 9780062681607
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With the haunting atmosphere and emotional power of The Language of Flowers, Orphan Train, and The Light Between Oceans, critically acclaimed children’s author Jean E. Pendziwol’s adult debut is an affecting story of family, identity, and art that involves a decades-old mystery.

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, especially her beloved twin sister, Emily. When her late father’s journals are discovered after an accident, the past suddenly becomes all too present.

With the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenager performing community service at her senior home, 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 and raised his young family 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 will shake the foundation of everything Elizabeth thinks she knows and bring the secrets of the past into the light.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A perfect hammock read for those who love the Brontë sisters and Jodi Picoult in equal measure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This atmospheric novel tells an intricate story about familial love and deception…Readers will be drawn in by the intergenerational relationship between Elizabeth and Morgan as they discover their pasts in each other.”

    Library Journal

  • “An intricately satisfying story about love and deception that manages to be both melancholy and exhilarating. A haunting tale of nostalgia and lost chances that is full of last-minute surprises.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “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 Daughter 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 Lose Girls

  • “With genuine, rich characters filling the pages of this poignant story, Pendziwol brings us a tale that is both heartfelt and profound. Elizabeth and Morgan have clear, distinct voices that strongly resonate throughout the well-crafted, intricate plot…Pendziwol’s latest is a story that will leave its mark on readers long after they have put it down.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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    " Great book about the family of a Light House Keeper. Written from the Daughter's view. "

About the Author

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 children’s book. She lives in Ontario, in the shadow of the Nor’Wester Mountains, with her husband, two of her three adult children, a loveable mutt, and three temperamental chickens, who sometimes lay eggs.

About the Narrators

Dara Rosenberg is an accomplished voice-over artist who has been recognized nationally for her extensive work in audiobooks and commercials. She has a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she majored in drama and musical theater.

Dawn Harvey has been performing for as long as she has been able to walk and talk and sing. She was already a stage and film actress when she began her voice-over career and now is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Tom Parks is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice-overs for over thirty years and through an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing, he is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.