We can see, right from the beginning, that Isabel is going to want to keep the baby that washed up on the island. Meanwhile Tom, feeling the weight of his responsibilities as a lighthouse keeper, wants to report the baby’s arrival. How do you think it will affect the pair if they follow Isabel’s wishes instead of Tom’s?

The Light Between Oceans is the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who live on a remote island in Australia. An unexpected surprise washes up on the island, and the way the two deal with it changes the course of their lives forever.

Did you feel sorry for Jim? Eilis had a responsibility to come back to Tony, but do you think Jim felt blindsided once he realized that Eilis went back home?

Greene County Public Library has almost twenty after-school book clubs for children and teens. We’ve got traditional book discussion groups, groups focused on specific book series, and groups that combine reading with games, crafts, and snacks.

In this section, Eilis falls in love. She’s slowly making a life for herself, enjoying school and her job, and then she meets Tony. What were your first impressions of him?

In the second section, Eilis arrives in Brooklyn and starts her new job. It seemed like she was going to seamlessly transition into her new life, but then she experiences a horrible bout of homesickness.

Brooklyn is the story of Eilis Lacey, a girl who leaves her small town in Ireland to travel to the United States. Just as she starts to find her place, a tragedy back in Ireland makes her question everything she has learned in the U.S.

I first read this book years ago when it first came out, and I had completely forgotten the ending, so when I re-read it this month, I was shocked.

How surprised were you when Sienna pushed Vayentha, the woman who had been chasing them, through the cloth ceiling? Do you feel like Sienna was justified to kill Vayentha, especially since we weren’t really sure who she was, who she was working for, or if she really wanted to harm them?