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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1451681755
ISBN-13: 9781451681758
Sku: 243409958
Publish Date: 4/2/2013
Sales Rank: 91660
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  384
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This months-long "New York Times"-bestseller 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. After not having a child of her own, his wife Isabel hears a baby''s cries in the wind.
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This months-long New York Times bestseller 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.

M. L. Stedman?s "elegantly rendered and heart-wrenching novel" (USA TODAY), is ?told with the authoritative simplicity of a fable. Stedman?s intricate descriptions of the craggy Australian coastline and her easy mastery of an old-time provincial vernacular are engrossing. As the couple at the lighthouse are drawn into an increasingly tragic set of consequences, these remote, strange lives are rendered immediate and familiar? (The New Yorker).


"[D]eftly crafted. . . . Most impressive is the subtle yet profound maturation of Isabel and Tom as characters." (starred review) 06/04/2012

"Moral dilemmas don't come more exquisite than the one around which Australian novelist Stedman constructs her debut. . . . A polished, cleverly constructed and very precisely calculated first novel." (starred review) 07/15/2012

" It's a moving tale. . . . Prepare to weep." - Susannah Meadows 07/26/2012

"Light's resolution is neither sensationalistic nor overly tidy. Everyone in this book has to make tough choices, including the little girl. By letting neither her readers nor her characters off the hook easily, Stedman creates a bond that makes her book tough to shake off." - Elysa Gardner 08/12/2012

"Told with the authoritative simplicity of a fable....[E]ngrossing." 09/03/2012

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   Scribner Book Company
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