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The No. 1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller - a heart-rending story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma.
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.
PRAISE FOR M L STEDMAN:
'Irresistible . . . a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page' Oprah Magazine
'A moving tale . . . prepare to weep' New York Times
'A love story that is both persuasive and tender' Sunday Times
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
***** 'A beautiful, poignant story, very well told'
***** 'By far, one of the best books I've ever read'
***** 'A stunning and enjoyable read, one you won't forget'
Now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Prepare for a good, cathartic cry. When World War I veteran Tom and his new wife, Isabel, take up residence in the lighthouse on Australia's remote Janus Rock, their future prospects seem as infinite as the sea that surrounds them. From this memorable premise, Australian author M.L. Stedman spins out a twisty plot that pulls no punches, upending Tom and Isabel's life and keeping them—and us—guessing at their eventual fate. At once heartbreaking and stubbornly hopeful, The Light Between Oceans is a love story and a morality tale that’s not surprisingly been turned into a movie.
In Stedman's deftly crafted debut, Tom Sherbourne, seeking constancy after the horrors of WWI, takes a lighthouse keeper's post on an Australian island, and calls for Isabel, a young woman he met on his travels, to join him there as his wife. In peaceful isolation, their love grows. But four years on the island and several miscarriages bring Isabel's seemingly boundless spirit to the brink, and leave Tom feeling helpless until a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a living child. Isabel convinces herself and Tom that the baby is a gift from God. After two years of maternal bliss for Isabel and alternating waves of joy and guilt for Tom, the family, back on the mainland, is confronted with the mother of their child, very much alive. Stedman grounds what could be a far-fetched premise, setting the stage beautifully to allow for a heart-wrenching moral dilemma to play out, making evident that "Right and wrong can be like bloody snakes: so tangled up that you can't tell which is which until you've shot 'em both, and then it's too late." Most impressive is the subtle yet profound maturation of Isabel and Tom as characters.