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The Light Between Oceans

A Novel

by Margot L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans
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  • First Published:
    Jul 2012, 384 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2013, 384 pages

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Set in early 20th century Australia, the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make a devastating choice

With 27 out of 30 reviewers rating it 4 or 5 stars, Margot L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans is a top pick among BookBrowse readers! Here's what they have to say:

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's literary fiction set in Australia after WWI with fully developed characters and poetic descriptions of physical and emotional aspects of life (Mary P). Margot L. Stedman brings Tom and Isabel, two flawed, desperate but likable people, alive in the pages of her book, weaving a compelling and morally complex story that will keep readers mesmerized until the very last page (Amy M). This is a great book. I never before thought about lighthouses except in terms of their usefulness in days gone by. I hadn't thought about the men who worked in them, their families, their loneliness, or their absolute dedication to their responsibilities. But this book is more than history, it's a story of ...

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