The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

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The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine)—soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance.

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.

“Elegantly rendered…heart-wrenching…beautifully drawn” (USA TODAY), The Light Between Oceans is a gorgeous debut novel, not soon to be forgotten.


  • LightsBetweenOceans 01 Open

    Duration: 37s
  • LightsBetweenOceans 02 Part1Chapter1

    Duration: 23min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 03 Chapter2

    Duration: 20min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 04 Chapter3

    Duration: 15min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 05 Chapter4

    Duration: 05min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 06 Chapter5

    Duration: 22min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 07 Chapter6

    Duration: 07min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 08 Chapter7

    Duration: 13min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 09 Chapter8

    Duration: 16min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 10 Chapter9

    Duration: 15min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 11 Part2Chapter10

    Duration: 29min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 12 Chapter11

    Duration: 10min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 13 Chapter12

    Duration: 11min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 14 Chapter13

    Duration: 08min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 15 Chapter14

    Duration: 20min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 16 Chapter15

    Duration: 15min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 17 Chapter16

    Duration: 18min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 18 Chapter17

    Duration: 21min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 19 Chapter18

    Duration: 16min
  • LightsBetweenOceans 20 Chapter19

    Duration: 09min
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