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Lights on the Sea
Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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In this riveting debut, prize-winning artist and filmmaker Miquel Reina maps out ambitious and fantastical new territory in a novel about a couple holding on for dear life as their world takes an extraordinary fall... On the highest point of an island, in a house clinging to the edge of a cliff, live Mary Rose and Harold Grapes, a retired couple still mourning the death of their son thirty-five years before. Weighed down by decades of grief and memories, the Grapeses have never moved past the tragedy. Then, on the eve of eviction from the most beautiful and dangerously unstable perch in the area, they're uprooted by a violent storm. The disbelieving Grapeses and their home take a free-fall slide into the whitecapped sea and float away. As the past that once moored them recedes and disappears, Mary Rose and Harold are delivered from decades of sorrow by the ebb and flow of the waves. Ahead of them, a light shimmers on the horizon, guiding them toward a revelatory and cathartic new engagement with life, and all its wonder. Wildly imaginative, deeply poignant, and entirely unexpected, Lights on the Sea sweeps readers away on a journey of fate, acceptance, redemption, and survival against the most rewarding of odds.
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kspenmoll
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#MadonnaNovember #Frozen
When Mary Rose and Harold‘s young son died, they lost each other too. Then their cliff house fell into the sea during a storm. They floated on the ocean, and met a new people in a new #frozen land of icebergs and snow. In the process they finally grieved and found their way back to each other.

Cinfhen I love the starfish and glass paper weight 💙 3w
Suet624 That sounds like quite the story! 3w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen My artificial beach !!!! 3w
kspenmoll @Suet624 Are you back or commenting from afar?❤️ 3w
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kspenmoll
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#JulyColdPlay #swallowedinthesea #speedofsound
Mary Rose & Harold Grapes‘ lives change drastically when their house is uprooted during a violent storm, causing it/them to fall into the ocean below. Their home is totally #swallowedinthesea.Eventually they end up among oceans of icebergs. The sound of the icebergs cracking, crashing, & crevices opening to swallow their home up is as if they are hearing & feeling the miracle ofthe #speedofsound.

Eggs Fascinating 💗👏🏻🤗 5mo
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Tamra
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Mehso-so

Kudos for the creativity and themes of loss, rediscovery, dreams, friendship, and love. But the magic was marred by the last few chapters because they were repetitive - the story ended several times too many. It was still worth reading for the first 1/2 to 3/4 though.

The fragrance of this hyacinth is making me happy today. 🌸

Tanisha_A Hyacinths! 💠 10mo
Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️hyacinths! Can't wait for mine to pop up in spring! 10mo
Tamra @Crazeedi do you cut and bring in? I‘m always torn about cutting but I‘m getting better! Plus I used to never buy flowers thinking it‘s a luxury, but it‘s important to be nice to oneself too. 😚 10mo
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Cathythoughts I love hyacinths & this is a lovely pic 💜💜💜 10mo
Crazeedi @Tamra yes I do, their fragrance is too hard to resist! So in they come! And sometimes they are blooming and we're getting a frost so I get them before they're zapped! 10mo
Tamra @Crazeedi be sad to waste! 10mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you. They are in the grocery store here now - I hope you find some too. 10mo
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kspenmoll
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#Booked2019 #femaledetective Murder in the English Village by Jessica Elliot (audio) and #newtoyouauthor Lights on the Sea by Miguel Reina.📚❤️😀

Cinfhen Just confirming... you read both or you plan on reading those??? I‘m assuming read 💚 10mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen Sorry! I read both in January. 😘 10mo
Cinfhen Thought so!! Did u enjoy??? 10mo
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kspenmoll @Cinfhen Yes. The mystery was a “cozy” read- easy listening with very likable female detective pair who were great foils for each other! The other book was in the realm of magical realism & it felt magical. An elderly couple‘s home fell into the ocean in a storm & they sailed it it until it was grounded in icebergs. An adventure with a special ice berg living community begins. 10mo
kspenmoll It‘s about love, buried grief, loss, friendship, isolation, community. I really enjoyed it. 10mo
Cinfhen I read the blurb and it didn‘t appeal to me but your description makes it sound magical!!! 10mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I know it did not get great reviews. I am a mood reader & It appeared at the right time for me to embrace it. 10mo
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WeeziesBooks
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Book 7 of 2019: I really wanted to love this book but the middle of it dragged so bad that I sincerely thought about DNFing it.

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Shibbyfruitfly
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First book is done. Now I‘m switching back to audio while I make myself a late lunch. #lightsonthesea #onceuponabookclubbox #decemberbox #24in48 #24in48readathon #bestwaytospendasaturday #hermitholiday

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Shibbyfruitfly
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Tired because I didn‘t sleep all that well but that‘s why there‘s tea! Let‘s get this day started. #24in48 #24in48readathon #booksandtea #myweekendisallbooked

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Shibbyfruitfly
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Got both of my January Once Upon a Bookclub boxes today so here is my official stack for the #24in48 Readathon. Also pictured are audiobooks and a digital book I‘ll be reading on “breaks”. Less than an hour before start time! #itsthefinalcountdown #24in48readathon

MellieAntoinette Ooooh the Van Arsdale sounds fantastic! 10mo
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Shibbyfruitfly
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Not exactly a quote but I‘m loving the tag line for this book.

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kspenmoll
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kspenmoll
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#HappyNewYear #coffeeandbooks

Starting the New Year right. Happy New Year to all!

readordierachel Nice👍🏽 11mo
Suet624 Happy day and happy year to you. 💕💕 11mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy New Year 🎊🎈❤️ 11mo
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kspenmoll
Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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#24B42019
3 more reading hours last night = 12 hrs so far. Starting the morning with this dream like book.

Andrew65 Going well 🙌 That‘s an interesting paragraph. 11mo
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kspenmoll
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#Christmas #books #catsofLitsy #KAT

Emmy & I are opening this Christmas gift to read while my husband is making our dinner. Bliss. 🎄🎅🏻🎁📚

BookBabe Gorgeous kitty! 😍 11mo
Suet624 You‘re a lucky woman. 😀 11mo
readordierachel Sounds perfect! 11mo
Dragon 😻 11mo
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erinreads
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Thank you @Eyelit and @Butterfinger for the books! 💕 I love this community so so much. #kindlitsy

Butterfinger You are welcome. 12mo
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wen4blu
Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Current read......it's not the sea, so "kindle by the pool" will have to do. ?

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wen4blu
Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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I finally updated Goodreads to include my kindle and won a book the next day. Woot!

JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 1y
Quirkybookworm Woot woo!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is such a good book, too!! 👍🎉 1y
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Avanders Hiya lady! Just checking in re #fffs -- have you received your package? Let me know! 😘😘 1y
wen4blu @Avanders No, but it's fine, no worries. 1y
Avanders @wen4blu 😞 Ok well I'm sure it'll come... thank you for being so understanding!!! 💖💖 1y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Started this today - a retired couple refuses to leave their home on the edge of a cliff, and their house falls into the sea. They are forced to confront buried grief while navigating their trials on the ocean. Sounds like an interesting story with a little magical realism.

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