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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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4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

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  • Engaging characters (30)
  • Well written (30)
  • Page turner (23)
  • Deserves multiple readings (18)
  • Suspenseful (13)

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5.0

Tugs at the heart strings

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from Perth

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Pros

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

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    Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

    A very touching story and great use of language.

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    4.0

    Very moving novel.

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    from Queensland

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

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        Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

        Love this book and once again fantastic service and quick delivery.

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        5.0

        Dying for more by this author

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        from Swan Hill, AU

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        Pros

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

        Cons

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          • Gift
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          Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

          I wasn't sure what to expect, having been disappointed by award winning books in the past, but this novel was an absolute gem, I was unable to put it down and finished it at 3am. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the mystery or drama genre, or even if you're not, it's a fantastic all round novel. Can't wait for news on another novel by the author!!

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          4.0

          Loved this book

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          from Tasmania

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner

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            Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

            Loved the book, can't wait for the movie.

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            5.0

            Very moving debut novel.

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            from Melbourne, Aust.

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

              Very descriptive and well written.

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              4.0

              Splendid read.

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              from Northern New South Wales

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

                Service and delivery were excellent.

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                4.0

                Well worth the read

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                from Tamworth

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                • Well Written

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                  Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                  This book was a really good read. My mother enjoyed it as well as my daughter. It bought a tear to our eyes.

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                  5.0

                  Wow! Couldn't put it down!

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                  from Melbourne

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                  Pros

                  • A Huge Moral Dilemma
                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Moral Dilemna
                  • Page Turner
                  • Suspenseful
                  • Well Written

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                    Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                    I couldn't put this book down! A gut-wrenching quandary that expertly explored the reader's notion of right and wrong, it had me in a real state - I couldn't decide what was right and wrong!
                    Beautifully written the prose flows across the page and puts the reader smack bang in the center of the issue, feeling sympathy for all the protagonists.
                    This book was one of kind, very easy to read yet it left me wrung out and I still think about it. I haven't read a book that affected me so profoundly for years.

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                    4.0

                    Fabulous Read

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                    from Sydney

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                      Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                      An easy to follow, well written book. You really feel for the characters and question what you would do in the situation. Very moving.

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                      4.0

                      Wonderful read

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                      from South Australia

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                        Comments about The Light Between Oceans:

                        This is a wonderful book with an excellent storyline. I loved it.

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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
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 2.4
                        Weight (kg): 0.25