Lighthouse Island LP: A Novel

3.23 avg rating
( 524 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780062278395: Lighthouse Island LP: A Novel

Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island—a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future—a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope.

In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few.
 
It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest.

When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis—Lighthouse Island.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

In the coming centuries, Earth's population has exploded and covered the planet with endless cities. It is an unwelcoming world for Nadia Stepan, abandoned at age four and left with only a drawing of the Big Dipper and her mother's parting words: "Look to the North Star, and we will always be there." Nadia grows up dreaming of the vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest where she believes her long-lost parents must be. As her obsession grows, so too, does her determination to find her way there.

In the meantime, this bright and witty orphan finds refuge in neglected books, and the voice of Big Radio that emanates from an abandoned satellite, patiently reading the great classical books of the world.

When an opportunity for escape appears, Nadia strikes out in search of a dream. She faces every contingency with inventiveness and meets a man who changes the course of her life. Together, they head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies far beyond the megalopolis: Lighthouse Island.

About the Author:

Paulette Jiles is a poet and memoirist. She is the author of Cousins, a memoir, and the bestselling novels Enemy Women, Stormy Weather, and The Color of Lightning. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jiles, Paulette
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800622783950000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jiles, Paulette
Published by HarperLuxe 2013-10-08 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
ThriftTaco
(INDIAN TRAIL, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe 2013-10-08, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Lrg. 0062278398 Brand new and ships pronto! 100% Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS67-9780062278395-11-12773

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jiles, Paulette
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062278398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jiles, Paulette
Published by HarperLuxe
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062278398 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16543937

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jiles, Paulette
Published by HarperLuxe (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062278398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Paulette Jiles
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. large type edition. 229 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island--a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future--a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope. In the coming centuries the world s population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few. It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest. When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis--Lighthouse Island. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062278395

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Paulette Jiles
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. large type edition. 229 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Paulette Jiles, the bestselling author of the highly praised novels The Color of Lightning, Stormy Weather, and Enemy Women, pushes into new territory with Lighthouse Island--a captivating and atmospheric story set in the far future--a literary dystopian tale resonant with love and hope. In the coming centuries the world s population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few. It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest. When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis--Lighthouse Island. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062278395

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paulette Jiles
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Lighthouse Island (large type edition), Paulette Jiles. Bookseller Inventory # B9780062278395

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Paulette Jiles
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800622783951.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jiles, Paulette
Published by Harperluxe (2013)
ISBN 10: 0062278398 ISBN 13: 9780062278395
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harperluxe, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. large print edition. 496 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.99 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0062278398

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book