Caitlin Gray has come to remote Alabaster Island to escape her troubled family life, which is falling apart because of her husband's affair and a horrific car accident. She meets Freddy Orcutt, an old-time islander who embraces her as a daughter, and O'zalik Mosely, a Native American who is trying to preserve her heritage while battling her own private disturbances. Caitlin helps O'zalik publish an account of a tragic event that happened to her people many years before but the islanders become incensed when they are forced to confront their ancestors' atrocities.Island of First Light is a portrait of human nature and the sense of family that we all search for when faced with adversity. Norman Gautreau brings alive the rugged Maine coast, reflecting a landscape that can be as turbulent as the lives of the people that live there.About the authorAfter a career as a management consultant and public speaking coach, Norman Gautreau left the business world to pursue his writing career. Today he writes full time, with his wife as a loving but tough editor.They live in Wakefield, Massachusetts. His first novel, Sea Room, was a BookSense selection and won the Massachusetts Book Award.

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