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.
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.
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Irresistible... seductive... a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page - Oprah Magazine
A love story that is both persuasive and tender - The Sunday Times
A moving tale. One of this year's must-reads - Stylist Magazine
An extraordinary book... as inevitable as Hardy at his most doom-laden. And as unforgettable - Guardian
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 and heart-rending book about good people, tragic decisions, and the beauty found in each of them -
The characters are beautifully drawn... A completely unique read. **** - Heat Magazine
A moving tale ... prepare to weep - New York Times
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. -
Book of the Week. Critics are buzzing about The Light Between Oceans, the gripping debut from M L Stedman - Grazia Magazine
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
Lyrical… Stedman’s debut signals a career certain to deliver future treasures - People
M L Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. This is her first novel. THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS was a New York Times Top Ten bestseller and is being published in thirty-three territories to date. Film rights have been sold in a major deal to Spielberg's Dreamworks. It is also the winner of the 2013 Indie Book of the Year in Australia. Find out more at www.Facebook.com/thelightbetweenoceans