May 2012 MEGA Debut of the Month.
What a brilliant and memorable debut. Superb characters, heart-rending plot and, set on an island 100 miles from Australia, a uniquely beautiful setting. After the horrors of WW1 Tom finds first solace as a lighthouse keeper and joy as he shares the experience with his young wife. Then one morning a decision they take, seemingly for the best, has devastating consequences. We think this is a perfect book for reading groups.
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Would you accept a chance for happiness even if it wasn't yours to have?
This is a story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who live on a lonely island with just seagulls, stars and buffeting winds for company. It's about a tiny baby and a dead man in a boat that drifts ashore one April morning, and the apparently harmless decision made that day. More than anything, it's a story about right and wrong, and how sometimes they look the same.
Closing date: 04/07/2018
Publication date: 26/04/2012
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||26th April 2012|
|Author:||M. L. Stedman|
|Publisher:||Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
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 two million copies in around 40 languages. It has recently been made into a Dreamworks film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, produced by Heyday Films.More About M. L. Stedman