Publication Date: 09/05/2013 ISBN: 9780552778473 Category:

The Light Between Oceans

M. L. Stedman

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 09/05/2013 ISBN: 9780552778473 Category:
Paperback / Softback





The No. 1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller – a heart-rending story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma.
‘Unforgettable’ GUARDIAN
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.

‘Irresistible . . . a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page’ Oprah Magazine
‘A moving tale . . . prepare to weep’ New York Times
‘A love story that is both persuasive and tender’ Sunday Times

***** ‘A beautiful, poignant story, very well told’
***** ‘By far, one of the best books I’ve ever read’
***** ‘A stunning and enjoyable read, one you won’t forget’

Now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz

Publisher Review

Heart-wrenching * Publisher's Weekly * Stunning and memorable * Booklist * Lyrical . . . Stedman's debut signals a career certain to deliver future treasures * People * Elegantly rendered . . . heart-wrenching . . . beautifully drawn * USA Today * A haunting story peopled with characters you care about * Choice Magazine * A debut novel that tears at the heart - the last pages had me weeping buckets * Saga Magazine * Pick of the month: The memorable and moving tale of one couple's search for happiness * Woman and Home * Mesmerising . . . the sheer passion and poetry of Stedman's prose carries us on a wave of emotion and heartbreak * Australian Woman's Weekly * Told with the authoritative simplicity of a fable . . . engrossing . . . immediate and familiar * The New Yorker * A moving tale. One of this year's must-reads * Stylist Magazine * The characters are beautifully drawn . . . A completely unique read. **** * Heat Magazine * Book of the Week. Critics are buzzing about The Light Between Oceans, the gripping debut from M L Stedman * Grazia Magazine * 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 * A spectacularly sure storyteller . . . Reading The Light Between Oceans is a total-immersion experience, extraordinarily moving. * Monica Ali, author of BRICK LANE * Irresistible . . . seductive . . . a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page * Oprah Magazine * A moving tale . . . prepare to weep * New York Times * 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 description of the extraordinary, sustaining power of a marriage to bind two people together in love, through the most emotionally harrowing circumstances * Daily Mail * An extraordinary book . . . as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable * Guardian * A love story that is both persuasive and tender * The Sunday Times *

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