The Light Between Oceans

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Penguin Random House Australia, Mar 20, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
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This mesmerizing Australian novel has been a bestselling book around the world, and Hollywood movie rights were recently snapped up by Dreamworks, with David Heyman (Harry Potter) set to produce. It is the winner of three prestigious ABIA awards, including their 'Book of the Year', and also won the Indie Awards' 'Book of the Year'. They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours. 1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world. Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant - and the path of the couple's lives hits an unthinkable crossroads. Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they made that day - as the baby's real story unfolds ... Winner of three ABIA awards for Best Literary Novel, Best Newcomer and Book of the Year Winner of two India Awards for Best Debut and Book of the Year Recently voted Historical Novel of 2012 by GoodReads' reading community

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Takes place in 1920's Australia. A lightkeeper and his wife live alone on an island and a dead man and infant in a boat wash ashore after a storm. The decisions they make on how to deal with the ... Read full review

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 343 pages ★★★★ Taking place mostly in the 1920s, this novel frequently surrounds a young couple named Tom and Isabelle. They haven’t had the easiest of ... Read full review

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M. L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia, and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel and has so far been translated into over thirty languages. It has been a bestseller around the world, including Australia, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Ireland, the UK and America, where it reached no.4 on The New York Times hardback fiction list. Work is now underway to turn it into a major film. The novel has also won many awards in Australia, including the ABIA Book of the Year 2013, The Indie Award for Book of the Year and the Nielsen BookData 2013 Bookseller's Choice Award. It was also voted Best Historical Novel of 2012 by members of Goodreads.

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