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Island of First Light

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Following the success of his first novel, Sea Room (MacAdam/Cage 2002), Norman Gautreau returns to the coast of New England with his second book, Island of First Light. Island of First Light takes place off the coast of Maine on remote Alabaster Island. Caitlin Bay has come to the island to escape her family, which is falling apart because of her husband's affair and a hor ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published June 10th 2005 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing (first published April 5th 2004)
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May 13, 2013 Jean rated it it was ok
I wanted so much to like this book; the story as described on the book jacket was interesting, but I just couldn't slog through all the italicized journal entries of the Jesuit priest. When the author commented through one of his characters that the priest's writing style was old-fashioned, pedantic, and overly detailed, he was absolutely right, but he should have considered how that would affect his readers. After the first four or five, I started to skip them. I ultimately stopped reading the ...more
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As good a read as Norman Gautreau's Sea Room. Some mystery, some conflict, nice depiction of Maine and a good ending.
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Norm and his wife Susan were driving through the South of France, he at the wheel, Susan doing what she loves best when traveling: reading aloud the history contained in good travel guides. On that day they learned a lot about the troubadours and about the Cathars and the crusade to exterminate these peaceable people.
Somewhere between Carcassonne and Toulouse they noticed a road sign, “Route Entre
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