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The Light Between Oceans - M. L. Stedman

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Published: 9th May 2013
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The crying persisted. The door of the lighthouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And - oh cripes! There's a bloke, but -' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant. Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child. One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts. It is a decision with devastating consequences.

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    An original moving & beautifully written book.

     
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    I loved this book!

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        It's a book that really captivates.

         
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          Thoroughly enjoyed this book

           
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          written words never erased from the mind.

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            This will test your morals

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              A book about love, suffering and loss. Get the tissues ready. Such an enjoyable read. Well written, the author has an ability to cary the theme through each sense impression and uses her metaphors cleverly.

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              "A love story that is both persuasive and tender" The Sunday Times "An extraordinary book ... as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable" Guardian "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 "It is not only the plot that it so compelling ... What makes this wonderful novel stand out is the cast of emotionally fragile characters, all of whom inspire tremendous sympathy in the reader" Daily Express "A moving tale ... prepare to weep" New York Times "Irresistible ... seductive ... a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page" Oprah Magazine "A spectacularly sure storyteller ... Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving." Monica Ali, author of BRICK LANE "The Light Between Oceans unfurls in small acts, at first feeling slight to touch, then building in emotional substance. Into the spaces between words, Stedman breathes an anxiety and pulsating intensity that roils with the ocean and the lighthouse beacon" Sydney Morning Herald "Book of the Week. Critics are buzzing about The Light Between Oceans, the gripping debut from M L Stedman" Grazia Magazine "The characters are beautifully drawn ... A completely unique read. ****" Heat Magazine "A moving tale. One of this year's must-reads" Stylist Magazine "Told with the authoritative simplicity of a fable ... engrossing ... immediate and familiar" The New Yorker "Mesmerising ... the sheer passion and poetry of Stedman's prose carries us on a wave of emotion and heartbreak" Australian Woman's Weekly "Pick of the month: The memorable and moving tale of one couple's search for happiness" Woman and Home "A debut novel that tears at the heart - the last pages had me weeping buckets" Saga Magazine "A haunting story peopled with characters you care about" Choice Magazine "Elegantly rendered ... heart-wrenching ... beautifully drawn" USA Today "Lyrical ... Stedman's debut signals a career certain to deliver future treasures" People "Stunning and memorable" Booklist "Heart-wrenching" Publisher's Weekly

              ISBN: 9780552778473
              ISBN-10: 0552778478
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 464
              Published: 9th May 2013
              Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 3.0
              Weight (kg): 0.32