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August 6-August 16: Finish the book
August 16:

Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.'' For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth. ''Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.''

*Schedule may change. We started a bit late so let me know if you'd like an extra week.

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Hello friends!!

This isn't Sunday... shhhhh I know.

Just a progress update to see where y'all are at and whether we need a little more time with this book, although if you haven't read at least the first two chapters by now friend you need to get it together LOL NO PRESSURE.

Post your initial impressions of the book here in the main discussion post!

Also: I've switched the comments page to reflect your journal style, so discussions will appear in your classy theme of choice.

— Snee
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July 19-August 1:
 Finish the book
August 2: Discussion 

The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.


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