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The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  

The Light Between Oceans

Literary Fiction   Debuts of the Month   Family Drama   Historical Fiction   Reading Groups   Relationship Stories   

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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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Synopsis

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

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.

Reviews

A love story that is both persuasive and tender The Sunday Times 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 A spectacularly sure storyteller ... Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving. -- Monica Ali, Author Of Brick Lane An extraordinary and heart-rending book about good people, tragic decisions, and the beauty found in each of them -- Markus Zusak, Author Of The Book Thief

What an extraordinary book... as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable Guardian


About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th April 2012

Author

M. L. Stedman

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Family Drama
Historical Fiction
Reading Groups
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857521002

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