W&N Literary Fiction HB / ETPB July £14.99 / £13.99 320pp 978 1 474 60500 7 / 978 1 474 60501 4 eBook: £14.99 / 978 1 474 60503 8 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16868 3 / 9 hrs
‘Jean E. Pendziwol’s beautifully written novel captured me from the very first page . . . sensitive and moving’ – Heather Young, author of The Lost Girls
JEAN E. PENDZIWOL The Lightkeeper’s Daughters an unlikely friendship, a lost journal, and the mystery of what happened to the lightkeeper’s daughters when a secret love changed everything.
Elizabeth’s eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her, but her mind remains sharp.
When her father’s journals are discovered on a shipwrecked boat, she enlists the help of a delinquent teen, Morgan, to read to her. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, Elizabeth is carried back to her childhood home, and to the memory of her enigmatic twin sister Emily.
But for Elizabeth, the faded pages reveal more secrets than she anticipates . . .
‘The Lightkeeper’s Daughters gets an enthusiastic standing ovation from me. as soon as i turned the last page, i missed the characters who had, in the short space of a novel, already grown to take up real space in my heart’ angie abdou, author of The Bone Cage
Jean E. Pendziwol is an award-winning Canadian author of books for children. Once Upon a Northern Night was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award and the 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards Book of the Year. She lives in Ontario in the shadow of the Nor’Wester Mountains near Lake Superior.
Location: Ontario, Canada www.jeanependziwol.com f/JeanE.Pendziwol T: @JeanPendziwol i: @jpendzi
W&N Fiction • July 2017