Lights on the Sea

Lights on the Sea

"Miquel Reina's Lights on the Sea is an absolutely lovely, beautiful novel with a dreamy, fable-like quality. Fans of Life of Pi will love this novel." ? Kristin Hannah, NYT bestseller author of "The Nightingale" 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 d "Miquel Reina's Lights on the Sea is an absolutely lovely, beautiful novel with a dreamy, fable-like quality. Fans ...

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Title:Lights on the Sea
Author:Miquel Reina
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Luces en el Mar
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Lights on the Sea Reviews

  • Sue
    Jan 30, 2019
    This is not a genre that I normally read but I found that I really enjoyed this book. It was a creative and touching story about life and regrets for past mistakes and finding peace in life no matter your age. Mary Rose and Howard Grapes are being forced to move from their house on ...
  • Ericka Seidemann
    Sep 16, 2018
    Harold and Mary Rose Grapes lead an isolated existence in their small yellow house perched on the edge of a cliff. Facing eviction due to the government deeming their house unsafe, Harold and Mary Rose go to bed after packing their belongings, resigned to accepting the inevitable. They...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 16, 2018
    Strange, magical, quirky delightful, there are many different ways to describe this novel. A parable, a fable, an allegorical treatise on loss and aging, among other definitions on how this book can be read. Harold and Mary Rose Grape, the names alone drew me into their story. A ship i...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 22, 2018
    Amazing! Review to follow. ...
  • Richard
    Nov 11, 2018
    A truly magical book that resonates with one?s humanity and strikes a chord with what unites the peoples of the world rather than what divides us. Never more than a story about a simple couple growing old together it becomes a takes on a life of its own through fantasy and parable. ...
  • Jessaka
    Oct 19, 2018
    This is a Lap Cat Book As I was reading this book I realized that this is the kind of fun book that a cat would even make more fun if that cat was on my lap. Where?s my cat? I asked outloud. ?She is in the other room working out on the treadmill,? my husband replied. The tread...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 11, 2018
    The most imaginative adventure you'll embark on in your reading lifetime. ...
  • Fiona
    Oct 08, 2018
    Wasn?t what I was expecting. Was really good easy read. Enjoyed this one. ...
  • Gemma
    Aug 14, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book In exchange for a honest review. What a powerful book. This is a truely magical read. Lights on the sea is beautifully written and moved me deeply. I was heartbroken and reduced to tears more than once, but also blow...
  • Pamela
    Feb 17, 2019
    "A home isn't built with walls or determined by where we are . . . A home is built from our experiences, from the people we meet along the way, and more than anything, from how we decide to journey through life. Life is movement. A precarious equilibrium that can change in an instant."...
  • Chris
    Oct 12, 2016
    This book was suggested to me and I was quick to start reading. I'm always looking for a great new book written in Spanish, and on reading the summary I was immediately interested. The way the book is written keeps you interested the entire time, I can't remember a point where I wasn't...
  • Melissa Borsey
    Aug 22, 2018
    I was completely enthralled with this story. Once I had started, I couldn't stop reading! I was so in love with Mr. and Mrs. Grapes that I didn't want the story to end, even though my breath caught numerous times in anticipation as to what would happen next. I wholeheartedly recommend ...
  • Michael
    Oct 17, 2018
    What a book! What an incredible story! I never read a full Spanish book and I have to admit that is for sure one of THE BEST BOOKS I EVER READ in all languages. Luces en el Mar is a story so well balanced, so well written, with a characters so charm and human that sometimes I totally f...
  • Michael
    Sep 04, 2016
    What a book! What an incredible story! I never read a full Spanish book and I have to admit that is for sure one of THE BEST BOOKS I EVER READ in all languages. Luces en el Mar is a story so well balanced, so well written, with a characters so charm and human that sometimes I totally f...
  • Florentina
    Sep 02, 2016
    Wow! I just finished this amazing book today! I devoured it in only 3 days!! I found the other day by chance, when I was taking a look at amazon indie authors contest. Immediately I felt in love with this beautiful book cover. But don't misunderstand me, in this book, there is beauty e...
  • Ann-Marie
    Jan 10, 2019
    A nice story Harold and Mary Rose Grapes are only partly alive since their son died 35 years ago, full of guilt, blame, unshed tears, isolation. They live in a house on a cliff overlooking the sea. But the cliff is eroding, and their house is no longer safe for them to stay in. T...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 07, 2019
    Mr. & Mrs. Grapes are facing eviction from their home at the top of a cliff when fate takes them for a ride. A storm destabilizes the cliff and their house is deposited into the sea. Whether it is because of the volcanic rock in the foundation or the fact that some of the boards we...
  • Paul Falk
    Aug 24, 2018
    Miguel Reina crafted an exciting, action-packed tale that guided me on a remarkable adventure. It was a roller coaster ride from summits of jubilation to the deepest, darkest pits of despair and everything else thrown in between. Special recognition is given to Catherine Nelson for the...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Oct 05, 2018
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Tom Carrao Where are we? This simple question takes on enormous existential weight for the central couple of Miquel Reina?s tender debut novel. Harold and Mary Rose Grapes are embalmed in profound personal grief when their live...
  • Julie Parks
    Aug 29, 2018
    Fantastic cover. And this book is one that proves the old saying "don't judge the book by its cover" wrong. So wrong. Because the story is simply magical and captivating and will open a whole new perspective on the world after reading it. And the best part is that Mr Reina ha...
  • Harshita Gupta
    Dec 20, 2018
    Having read quite non-fiction books lately, I wanted to read a fiction which would be imaginative and absorbing at the same time. And by picking up this book, I made the right choice. Lights on the sea is a beautiful story, wonderfully written and very much fascinating. Into few chapt...
  • Elena Bensusan
    Aug 20, 2018
    "lights of the Sea" by Miquel Reina is truly unusual book. Can we imagine the elderly couple living on the edge of the cliff high above the ocean? ,That large ocean that eroded their cliff from large property to a few feet of land around the house, the same fierce ocean that took a ...
  • Amanda
    Sep 15, 2018
    This book came to me by chance. I never heart about the author but when I saw that Kristin Hannah did a great endorsement for it I didnt hesitate and I read it. This is an amazing story, with some similarities to Life of Pi but much more touching. I totally recommend it This book ca...
  • Bibi
    Sep 15, 2018
    Oh my god! This is one of the most beautiful novels I ever read in my entire life. Im a great fan of Kristin Hannahs books and when I saw her quote for Lights on the Sea it picked my curiosity. Although the type of book is very different from Hannas writing style, I totally agree with ...
  • Cherry
    Sep 15, 2018
    I dont usually read translations because I always fear that something will get lost. So when I found this novel I wasnt sure if I should read it or not. At the end I bought it without any expectations and now, I dont know what to say. I finished the book with my eyes full of tears and ...
  • Helen
    Sep 15, 2018
    This book will be BIG as other classics like Life of Pi or The Alchemist, actually some of my favorite books. This is a story about redemption, love, grief, and above all, a big light that makes us dream. I totally recommend it if you like books that entertain but also make you think. ...
  • Jane
    Sep 15, 2018
    I love to find books that really surprise me. Lights on the Sea is a fable about the power of redemption and the fulfillment of dreams that has elements from Life of Pi or Aleph. The 2 main characters, Harold and Mary Rose Grapes are so well defined that sometimes I thought they were r...
  • Laura
    Sep 17, 2018
    This is one of these books that I never heard of and now I'm her biggest fan. This novel has touched my soul in a way I still can understand. The story of Mary Rose and Harold Grapes is unique and although some people are comparing it to Life of Pi, I will take a risk and I will say th...
  • Sandra
    Sep 21, 2018
    An incredibly beautiful fable about the power of dreams and the light and darkness in our lives. I'm high school teacher and I would love that all my students and their parents read this amazing book. ...
  • Bristy Shekh
    Oct 29, 2018
    Its an amezing book to read...i love it..the book is very helpfull for me.thank u so much authors effort in collecting facts and information for the book... ...