The Light on the Island

The Light on the Island

Tales of A Lighthouse Keeper's Family in the San Juan Islands

Book - 2001
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Readers can once again enjoy Helene Glidden's classic The Light on the Island, as this 50th Anniversary Edition retells the touching story of a young girl growing up on Patos Island in the San Archipelago of Washington State. Her parents raised thirteen children while her father served as the Patos Island lighthouse keeper from 1905 - 1913. Helene reminisces about the adventure and heartbreak experienced on a beautiful but remote island where smugglers, old timers, and God weave in and out of their lives.
Publisher: Woodinville, Wa : San Juan Publishing, c2001
Edition: 50th Anniversary ed., 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780970739902
Characteristics: 215 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm


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Jun 11, 2018

What a wonderful story! I enjoyed every word. Families and childhoods like that probably don't exist in these times. I kept thinking that it must have been a LOT of work for the author's mother to prepare food and clothing for such a large family. Descriptions of flora and fauna are colorful and stories about sea life and animals are humorous and fun. A very entertaining book!


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