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The Keeper's Son by Homer Hickam
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Mar 05, 2012

it was amazing
Read in March, 2012

This is a wonderful book, set on Kilakeet Island just after America entered into WWII with Germany. We follow the lives of Josh Trulow and his fellow islanders. Josh, the lightkeeper's son, left Kilakeet when he joined the Coast Guard, trying to find his way in life while dealing with the tragedy of losing his baby brother to the sea 17 years earlier. He returns when Doc tells him his father is dying; Doc had conveniently forget when, saying a lie isn't a lie until it happens. With German u-boats off the island, and Josh's Coast Guard crew playing cat-and-mouse with a u-boart and its commander Krebs, whose fighting his own demons, Josh and the islanders come to self-realization about themselves, the enemy, and what the sea takes, it will return.

I really enjoyed the book, its great description, and story I will remember for a long, long time.
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