The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans
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The Light Between Oceans

Written by M.L. Stedman
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352
Page count
295
Words per page
~870L
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Jul 31, 2012
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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781451681734
    Publication Date
    July 31, 2012
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Page Count
    352
    Words Per Page
    295
    Audience
    Adult
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2011050244
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~870L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~U
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    16
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    186332
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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