Sunday, April 17, 2016

Must-Read: The Light Between Oceans

During my backpacking trip through Australia, I wanted to read a book of which the story plays out in the Land Down Under itself. I stumbled upon ‘The Light Between Oceans’ of M. L. Stedman when browsing through the racks stuffed with books of a small store in Melbourne. At first, I wasn’t sure if the story of a lighthouse keeper and his family would be able to fascinate me. But never judge a book by its cover -  I ended up devouring it. The story is so compelling and I think my heart broke a few times while reading. The fact that I lugged it in my backpack for the rest of the trip proves my enthusiasm about this book. I learned that they will make a movie of this story soon – so read it now before the film spoils it :). Enjoy!

‘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…’