The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans : Film tie-in

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2.3 million copies sold
The international bestselling book of the major Hollywood film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander (film to be released in UK 1 Nov 16)

The New York Times bestseller
Goodreads historical category winner

'Extraordinary and heartrending' MARKUS ZUSAK, author of The Book Thief

A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper's island. It holds a dead man - and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision.
They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.

'Unforgettable' Guardian

'A moving tale ...prepare to weep' New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 29mm | 236g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 1784161071
  • 9781784161071
  • 16,607

Review Text

"A love story that is both persuasive and tender" The Sunday Times
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A thought-provoking debut novel . . . this beautifully delineated tale of love and loss, right and wrong, and what we will do for the happiness of those most dear to us, is moving without being maudlin * Boston Globe * Like a lighthouse, [The Light Between Oceans] shines a light in dark places, and its emotional resonance will stay with you for days * Irish Examiner * Delicate and imaginative . . . beautifully written . . . deserves every single bit of its success * Scotsman * Exquisite * Kirkus * Heart-wrenching * Publisher's Weekly * Stunning and memorable * Booklist * Lyrical . . . Stedman's debut signals a career certain to deliver future treasures * People * Elegantly rendered . . . heart-wrenching . . . beautifully drawn * USA Today * A haunting story peopled with characters you care about * Choice Magazine * A debut novel that tears at the heart - the last pages had me weeping buckets * Saga Magazine * Pick of the month: The memorable and moving tale of one couple's search for happiness * Woman and Home * Mesmerising . . . the sheer passion and poetry of Stedman's prose carries us on a wave of emotion and heartbreak * Australian Woman's Weekly * Told with the authoritative simplicity of a fable . . . engrossing . . . immediate and familiar * The New Yorker * A moving tale. One of this year's must-reads * Stylist Magazine * The characters are beautifully drawn . . . A completely unique read. **** * Heat Magazine * Book of the Week. Critics are buzzing about The Light Between Oceans, the gripping debut from M L Stedman * Grazia Magazine * The Light Between Oceans unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between words, Stedman breathes an anxiety and pulsating intensity that roils with the ocean and the lighthouse beacon * Sydney Morning Herald * A spectacularly sure storyteller . . . Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving. * Monica Ali, author of BRICK LANE * Irresistible . . . seductive . . . a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page * Oprah Magazine * A moving tale . . . prepare to weep * New York Times * It is not only the plot that it so compelling . . . What makes this wonderful novel stand out is the cast of emotionally fragile characters, all of whom inspire tremendous sympathy in the reader * Daily Express * A description of the extraordinary, sustaining power of a marriage to bind two people together in love, through the most emotionally harrowing circumstances * Daily Mail * An extraordinary book . . . as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable * Guardian * A love story that is both persuasive and tender * The Sunday Times *
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About M. L. Stedman

M.L. STEDMAN was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel. An award-winning international bestseller, the book has already sold over 3 million copies in the English language alone, and is published in 45 countries. In 2016 it was made into a Dreamworks film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, produced by Heyday Films.
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Rating details

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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