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The Resource The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

Label
The Light Between Oceans
Title
The Light Between Oceans
Statement of responsibility
M.L. Stedman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks that is “irresistible...seductive...with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine).After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them
Summary
After moving with his wife to an isolated Australian lighthouse where they suffer miscarriages and a stillbirth, Tom allows his wife to claim an infant that has washed up on the shore, a decision with devastating consequences
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2013.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2013.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2013.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2012.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2013.
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10120437
Cataloging source
ANL
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Stedman, M.L
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Light Between Oceans
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451681765
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Light Between Oceans
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451681765
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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