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For our next Book Club: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

October 4, 2016

They break the rules and follow their hearts. What happens next will break yours.

For our next Better Reading Book Club Live we’ll discuss The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

1926. Tom Sherbourne is a young lighthouse keeper on a remote island off Western Australia. The only inhabitants of Janus Rock, he and his wife Isabel live a quiet life, cocooned from the rest of the world.  Then one April morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant – and the path of the couple’s lives hits an unthinkable crossroads.

Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they made that day – as the baby’s real story unfolds …

Winner of three ABIA awards for Best Newcomer, Best Literary Novel and Book of the Year
Winner of two Indie Awards for Best Debut and Book of the Year
Winner of the Nielsen BookData Bookseller’s Choice Award for 2013
Voted Historical Novel of 2012 by GoodReads’ reading community

The Light Between Oceans is one of the most successful Australian novels of recent years. Produced by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks and directed by Derek Cianfrance, the highly anticipated film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.

The Better Reading Book Club will be on Wednesday October 26th at 8pm AEST on the Better Reading Facebook page. It’s the opportunity to join literally hundreds of other book lovers to discuss some of the great books around today. We can’t wait to see what the next book club will hold – see you on the couch soon!

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  1. Judy

    Read this book if you can, and if you love a potent mix of romance and Australian history. The movie should be exquisite.

  2. Jen

    Such an amazing book, I still think of it and ponder what I might have done in the same situation.

  3. Patricia howell

    This is on my list of favourites ,,loved it and sobbed after I had finished it for minutes husband came in and said oh goodness what is the problem, I replied I have just read the best book ever

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