The lake it is said, never gives up her dead.
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
"... a sensitive and moving examination of the nature of identity, the importance of family, and the possibility of second chances." - Heather Young (The Lost Girls)
"...a new kind of love story, a celebration of unlikely human connections - to each other, to the land, and to a shared history." - Angie Abdou (The Canterbury Trails, Bone Cage)
"... a splendid feat of storytelling that held me happily spellbound from the opening pages to the satisfying final sentence." - Nancy Richler (The Imposter Bride)
The Light Keeper's Daughters - A Novel
Elizabeth’s eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her spirit, but her mind remains sharp and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness. When her father’s journals are discovered after an accident, she enlists the assistance of a delinquent teenager, Morgan, who is completing community service at the retirement home where Elizabeth lives, and together they read the musty books. An unlikely relationship develops between the two women as they are drawn into the words of the Porphyry Island light-keeper penned more than 70 years ago. In the process, they discover they are both connected to the isolated island, their lives touched by Elizabeth’s enigmatic twin sister Emily and the beautiful but harsh Lake Superior environment. But for Elizabeth, the faded pages of her father’s journals hold more secrets than she anticipates and threaten the very core of who she is.
Publication date: July 4, 2017 HarperCollins and HarperCollins Canada
Listen to an excerpt from the HarperCollins audiobook version.
Foreign acquisitions include:
Brazil: HarperCollins Brasil
Czech: Fortuna Libri
Germany: Penguin Germany
Netherlands: HarperCollins Holland
Norway: Cappelen Damm
Poland: Swiat Ksiqzki
Slovak: Fortuna Libri
Spain: HarperCollins Iberica
Jean's novel The Light Keeper's Daughters is represented by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.
Jean would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council Writers' Works in Progress and the Writers' Reserve fund for their generous support of her work.