The Light Between Oceans: A Novel
The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks that 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Nancy_Archdekin - LibraryThing
I found this book nearly impossible to put down and my heart ached for each and every one of the characters. I hope this will be the beginning of a long and successful career for M. L. Stedman and I look forward to reading more books by her in the future. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LadyLiz - LibraryThing
This is not one of my favorites, although it does raise some interesting ethical questions. My experience with this book goes as follows: Intrigued, bored, confused, curious, pissed at the characters ... Read full review