The Language of Light

The Language of Light

by Meg Waite Clayton
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The Language of Light : A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
cabnthrulife More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up randomly at one of the closing Border's bookstores. I was drawn to it because it contained 2 of my most favorite things: photography & horses. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book during my lunch hours (when I read the most). It had a nice light, loving feeling to it. The struggle that Nelly endured to move forward in her life with childhood passions while trying to make sense of her past with her late husband and her father is real and palpable. Well written and touched the heart and soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Language of Light has a remarkable sense of place. Reading it was like taking a brisk ride down a country lane in the early morning sunshine with the wind in your hair. The smell of new-mown hay entices, and the play of sunlight promises new discoveries just over the next rise. And discovery is what this book is all about. When Nelly Grace, a young widow, returns with her sons to her father's ancestral home, she encounters secrets about her famous photographer father's past--secrets that threaten to shatter the peace she thinks she has found. But in unraveling those secrets, Nelly finds something else. She finds a self-knowledge and a new identity that takes her beyond wife, mother, daughter, as she digs her own tarnished dreams--and her camera--out of mothballs and goes in search of her own light.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been having a hard time reading this book. I could not figure out why. Now I know why. It is so boring......yawn. Not her best work. Good thing I only spent 2.00 on it. May not even finish it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Language of Light takes us into the world of a widowed mother and aspiring photojournalist in her struggle to answer the disparate callings of parenthood, love, and devotion to her art. Nelly Grace¿s relationship with her deceased husband haunts her. She loved him deeply, but he seemed to dismiss her photography as merely a hobby. Nelly wrestles with guilt over her passion to pursue her creative impetus. Her children need her. If she follows the calling of the photographer¿s voice within her, will she follow in the footsteps of her too often absent father? What would allowing herself to become involved with the charming and enigmatic Dac Crofton mean to her art and her life? The Language of Light frames the universal question of self-expression in a tender and compelling narrative about one woman¿s journey. Finally, it is to herself¿a self she is only beginning to know¿that Nelly is true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A beautifully written, heartwarming story of a young woman coming into her own. At its core, this novel is a thought-provoking exploration of the ways we love one another--daughters and fathers, mothers and sons, husbands and wives--and the misunderstandings, misssteps, and intrigues that can result.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Language of Light is a perfect curl-up-on-the-sofa and spend a rainy day reading kind of book! The characters feel as real as good friends, and I loved the glimpse into the world it portrays. Best of all, the writing is lovely!