First Annual Zine Awards

First Annual Zine Awards
Thunder Bay's Shivaun Hoad in the long list for "You Still Need a Coffin." Powerful information in a small format.

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Glass Houses by Louise Penny
#1 on New York Times Fiction List

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Lightkeeper's Daughters
The Lightkeeper’s Daughters, by Jean E. Pendziwol, is a novel set on Lake Superior. It is an affecting story of family, identity, and art, that involves a decades-old mystery.

Elizabeth’s eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her spirit, but her mind remains sharp and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness. When her father’s journals are discovered after an accident, she enlists the assistance of a delinquent teenager, Morgan, who is completing community service at the retirement home where Elizabeth lives, and together they read the musty books. 

An unlikely relationship develops between the two women as they are drawn into the words of the Porphyry Island light-keeper penned more than 70 years ago.  In the process, they discover they are both connected to the isolated island, their lives touched by Elizabeth’s enigmatic twin sister Emily and the beautiful but harsh Lake Superior environment. 

But for Elizabeth, the faded pages of her father’s journals hold more secrets than she anticipates and threaten the very core of who she is.


Jean E. Pendziwol, award winning author of Once Upon a Northern Night and No Dragons for Tea, will be launching her debut adult novel The Lightkeeper’s Daughters on Thursday July 6th from 7-9pm at the Sleeping Giant Brewery. She will also be at Chapters on July 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

Jean E. Pendziwol

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