The Lighthouse Keeper

The Lighthouse Keeper
-by James Michael Pratt
336 pages (2000)

Get out your kleenex box! 

This one is a tear-jerker. A story about an old lighthouse keeper who wishes to pass along his legacy to an only daughter, shortly before his death. The story revolves around his earlier life as a simple Irish immigrant, sent off to Europe in WWII, the tragedies of his young life, and how he came to be the lighthouse keeper.

A story of love lost, which is ultimately regained. The ending is a bit farfetched, in my opinion, yet the story itself keeps you reading to the end. A touching novel with a social comment...and a new twist on the meaning of a "light keeper."


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