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The Light Between Oceans

Stedman, M. L. (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Light Between Oceans
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"A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore"--
Authors: Stedman, M. L.
Title: The light between oceans
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: 345 p. : map ; 24 cm
Summary: "A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore"--
ISBN: 1451681739
9781451681734
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: M.L. Stedman
Subject Headings: Domestic fiction FICTION / Literary. bisacsh FICTION / Historical. bisacsh FICTION / General. bisacsh Australia Fiction Foundlings Fiction Married people Fiction
Topical Term: Domestic fiction
FICTION Literary
FICTION Historical
FICTION General
Foundlings
Married people
LCCN: 2011050244
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Nov 12, 2014
  • rdw39 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept my interest from beginning to end. Tom & Isabel are depictions of a couple whose ethical decision seemed very real, and as a reader, you could empathize with both in the decisions they must make. The Australian setting on an island where they tend a Lighthouse adds to the background of this well written novel.

This story is about the perception and distortion of (perceived) true love and loyalty. Even though the reader is aware that immediate decisions are "just not right," there's no way to warn or stop the characters because most of us empathize with trying to create happiness here and now and not consider the repercussions and cost

Oct 26, 2014
  • athompson10 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

DEFINITELY an Oprah Book Club-type book. Sappy and a bit overwrought.

What happens when two people who love each other immensely are torn apart by conflicting ethics? Thought-provoking, intense, and thoroughly engrossing.

Oct 15, 2014
  • Aandrews19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captivating and haunting novel about our capacity for love and the toll of war. I was consumed by the story from the first page.

Oct 03, 2014
  • leebaker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I LOVED this book! Gripping story, and fascinating descriptions of what a lighthouse keeper actually does (or, did). The plot has some mystery, suspense, and emotional highs and lows that can keep one compelled to read to the end.

Sep 29, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This story definitely makes you question and think. A tad long but still a great read.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "Post First World War, Tom seeks isolation with his new bride on a remote island off the coast of Australia in his job as a lighthouse keeper. They struggle unsuccessfully to have a child until finding a boat with a young baby. A deeply moving book about the choices we make and the consequences to live with."

A spell binding book. The characters surely are haunting. This book is a definate page turner. Some could say a romance novel, but that is far fetched. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read, or someone trying to get started; man, women, boy or girl. This book will truely become apart of your heart.

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Jun 28, 2013
  • BOOBOOKER rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this line also stood out for me!
“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”

Nov 03, 2012
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”

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Nov 03, 2012
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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