The Light Between Oceans
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The Light Between Oceans

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Spielberg's Dreamworks is "irresistible...seductive...with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page" (O, The Oprah Magazine). After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a "gift from God," and against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 206 x 20mm | 272g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1451681755
  • 9781451681758
  • 21,636

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"Irresistible...seductive...a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page."-Sara Nelson, O, the Oprah magazine
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Review quote

"M.L. Stedman, a spectacularly sure storyteller, swept me to a remote island nearly a century ago, where a lighthouse keeper and his wife make a choice that shatters many lives, including their own. This is a novel in which justice for one character means another's tragic loss, and we care desperately for both. Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving."--Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane and Untold Story
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About M L Stedman

Stedman, M.L.
M.L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel.
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354,180 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 33% (117,121)
4 42% (150,238)
3 19% (67,917)
2 4% (14,609)
1 1% (4,295)
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