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The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman

Paperback Published: 17th October 2016
ISBN: 9780857989888
Number Of Pages: 368

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Tie-in edition with the film adaptation of the global bestseller, The Light Between Oceans, one of the most successful Australian novels of recent years. Produced by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks and directed by Derek Cianfrance, the highly anticipated film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weiss.

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 Newcomer, Best Literary Novel and Book of the Year
Winner of two Indie Awards for Best Debut and Book of the Year
Winner of the Nielsen BookData Bookseller's Choice Award for 2013
Voted Historical Novel of 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, her first novel, is an international bestseller, having spent well over a year on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

As well as being translated into almost forty languages, the book was nominated for the Miles Franklin Award, the Women's Prize for Literature (the Orange/Bailey's Prize), and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction to name a few, and won prizes including Best Literary Fiction, Best Newcomer and Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and Australian Indie Awards for Best Debut Novel and Book of the Year.

Director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond The Pines) is adapting the story for film, in association with producer David Heyman (Gravity, Harry Potter) and Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios.


Thought provoking read


Really enjoyed reading the book. Characters were interesting and story provided a moral dilemma which really made you think. A book to discuss with your friends.

Redhead NSW


Simple and devastatingly heartbreaking!!


I read this book while holidaying at the beach this summer!!

Helenburgh NSW Australia


Great read. Sad, but thoroughly enjoyable.


This is a real page-turner. sad, but thoroughly enjoyable and well written.

Sydney, Australia


An Enjoyable Read


I enjoyed this story. It was descriptive for the location and captured the emotions well. A real page turner



I loved reading this story.


I absolutely became emotionally interested in this lovely story. Sad ending. Love did not help these two beautiful people.



Finished in under 2 weeks


Wonderful story- just can't put it down - well put together - real - loved it ver much

West Sydney




One of the best books I have read

Lake Macquarie


book club book


sent as gift to my daughter



Beautifully written book.


A very well written book with charming characters and a storyline that captures the imagination and tugs at the heat strings. Has been made into a wonderful and thought provoking movie.



The Light Between Oceans

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ISBN: 9780857989888
ISBN-10: 085798988X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 17th October 2016
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1