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The Light Between Oceans: Film tie-in (Paperback)
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The Light Between Oceans: Film tie-in (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 06/10/2016
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The global bestselling debut, now a word-of-mouth classic - the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who face a life-changing moral dilemma when a baby in a boat washes up on their island. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 2.3 million copies sold The international bestselling book of the major Hollywood film starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander A Richard and Judy bookclub favourite Goodreads historical category winner '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. 'Unforgettable' Guardian 'A moving tale ...prepare to weep' New York Times

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784161064
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm
Edition: Film Tie-In


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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 *
"Exquisite" * Kirkus *
"Delicate and imaginative . . . beautifully written . . . deserves every single bit of its success" * Scotsman *
"Like a lighthouse, [The Light Between Oceans] shines a light in dark places, and its emotional resonance will stay with you for days" * Irish Examiner *
"A thought-provoking debut novel . . . this beautifully delineated tale of love and loss, right and wrong, and what we will do for the happiness of those most dear to us, is moving without being maudlin" * Boston Globe *

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“The Light Between Oceans”

A heartfelt, moving, emotional and compelling read, and a very thought-provoking story.
Different from anything I've read before and I loved it- even though it's quite a tear-jerker!

Paperback edition
4th October 2013
Helpful? Upvote 93

“A simply beautiful tale of maternal love.”

Parents often have to make hard choices in life, sometimes life makes those choices for them. For Tom and Isabel the choices are all the more difficult given the heartbreak they endured - something which no parent... More

Paperback edition
2nd April 2015
Helpful? Upvote 64

“Page Turning”

This novel made me cry. Being a mother I can see both sides. Tragic events during the story making it compelling reading, how events and decisions can change the course of lives.

Paperback edition
14th July 2013
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