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The Light Between Oceans - A Novel

M.L. Stedman

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Noah Taylor

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:28


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:48


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:58


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

22:30


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:36


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:16


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

16:14


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

15:06


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:21


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

10:38


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

11:55


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

08:47


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

20:13


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:07


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:08


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

21:06


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

16:34


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

09:20


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

25:20


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

16:58


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

11:58


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

11:33


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

13:57


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

21:19


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

22:44


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

17:58


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

26:44


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

14:34


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

12:49


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

20:54


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

15:06


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

13:13


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

17:52


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

20:31


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

14:23


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

21:51


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

01:08