The Light Between Oceans: The heartrending Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy pick

The Light Between Oceans: The heartrending Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy pick

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ISBN13: 9780552778473
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"Extraordinary and heartrending." (Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief). A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper's island. It holds a dead man - and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision. They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 464
Item Height 32 mm
Item Width 126 mm
Item Weight 340 Gram
Product Dimensions 126 x 32 x 196
Publisher Black Swan
Format Paperback | 464
Book Overview Richard and Judy summer bookclub read 2013, Goodreads category winner, and longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013, stunning story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma.
Prizes Winner of Nielsen BookData/ABA Book of the Year Award - Booksellers' Choice 2013. Long-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013.

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 *

M.L. STEDMAN was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel. An award-winning international bestseller, the book has already sold over 3 million copies in the English language alone, and is published in 45 countries. In 2016 it was made into a Dreamworks film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, produced by Heyday Films.