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The Light Between Oceans : Winner of the 2013 ABIA Book of the Year - M. L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans

Winner of the 2013 ABIA Book of the Year

Paperback

Published: 3rd December 2012
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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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. Winner of the Indie Awards 'Book of the Year' 2013.

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 ...

Recently voted Historical Novel of the Year 2012 by GoodReads' reading community.

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.

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4.5

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  • Well written (20)
  • Page turner (14)
  • Suspenseful (11)
  • Deserves multiple readings (10)

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    4.0

    A Good Recommendation

    By Bedtime Book Addict

    from Adelaide, AU

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    Pros

    • Australiana
    • Engaging Characters
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anyone Who Is A Parent
      • Bed time read

      Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

      Such a difficult life-altering decision that any parent will understand. The author explores the story in a way appropriate to the time in Australia's history offering readers a different voice and moral reasoning to our own. The story line is heart-breaking for its inevitable outcome, but shows the strength and determination of the human spirit. As a mother this story pulls at my heart strings.

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      4.0

      Recomended to me by a friend inU.K

      By maggie

      from OPerth Western Australia

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Once Started Can't Leave
      • Well Written

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          Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

          A very good delivery service as always Especially good as I order by internet

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          5.0

          Unforgettable

          By Bookie

          from Sydney

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Suspenseful
          • Well Written

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            • Gift
            • Older Readers
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            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

            'Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil'.
            The opening words sum up the moral dilemma at the heart of this story. Tom Sherbourne is torn between love for his young wife and his duty as a lighthouse keeper.
            'Light between the oceans' is unforgettable for its masterful prose. Stedman captures both the atmosphere of a sleepy country town and the harsh beauty of Janus Rock; but it is the characters who hold the reader engrossed to the last page.
            We weep for both Hannah and Isabel but it is Tom whose love and anguish is unforgettable.
            This is a book of love and heartbreak. Don't miss it.

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            4.0

            Wonderful Australian Novel

            By Kath

            from Sydney

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Engaging Characters
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              • Great for anyone

              Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

              Wonderdful Australian novel that evokes images of the wild Western Australia coast. Highly recommend.

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              4.0

              A great novel set in WA.

              By Dolly

              from WA

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                Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                This story was very engaging and portrayed the era it was written in very well. A difficult choice to be made by the main characters but the decision they made was entirely understandable. Quite sad on many levels.

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                5.0

                Keeps you guessing and in suspense <3

                By Apey

                from West Wyalong, NSW

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Characters
                • Page Turner
                • Suspenseful
                • Well Written

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                  Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                  Such a beautiful story, it keeps you interested the whole way through, i couldn't put it down! It's the type of story that reefs at your insides and makes the tears well up in your eyes as you can feel the emotions of the characters with each page you read.

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                  5.0

                  Truly a winner - for all ages

                  By JoJo

                  from Sydney, Australia

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                      Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                      Lovely historical references. Keeps you turning the pages.

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                      5.0

                      Beautiful book

                      By Gellie

                      from Chittering wa

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                      • Unique story
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                        Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                        Great read

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                        4.0

                        So great, couldn't stop reading it !

                        By maurs

                        from perth WA

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                        • Deserves Multiple Readings
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                          • Travel Reading

                          Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                          Great book to read when you're travelling.

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                          5.0

                          Fascinating tale

                          By Jude

                          from Perth, Au

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                          • Deserves Multiple Readings
                          • Engaging Characters
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                            Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                            Great book, which i managed to read in a couple of days as it was not too long.
                            The book takes you on a journey, where you discover the highs and lows of the main characters, and the moral dilemmas they face, and sometimes the heart breaking consequences of their decisions.
                            It leaves a lasting impression on the reader.

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                            "A total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving"- Monica Ali

                            ISBN: 9781742755717
                            ISBN-10: 1742755712
                            Audience: General
                            For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
                            For Grades: 11 - 12
                            Format: Paperback
                            Language: English
                            Number Of Pages: 368
                            Published: 3rd December 2012
                            Publisher: Random House Australia
                            Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 2.4
                            Weight (kg): 0.25