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Une vie entre deux océans (2012)

par M. L. Stedman

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In den 1920er Jahren leben Tom und Isabel als Leuchtturmwärterpaar auf der Insel Janus. Nach Isabels dritter Fehlgeburt wird zufällig ein Baby in einem Boot angeschwemmt und gegen alle Regeln behalten die beiden das Kind.
Das Buch zeigt sehr eindrücklich, dass es manchmal schwer und schmerzlich ist, richtige Entscheidungen zu treffen ( )
  Wassilissa | Aug 16, 2022 |
Stunned and drained are two of the words that come to mind after my reading of The Light Between Oceans. Tom Sherbourne is a deliberately drawn and completely believable character who struggles with his desire to do what is right and his desire to satisfy the deepest emotional needs of his wife, whom he loves. He knows he is making a mistake, he knows what he "should" do, but he is unable to make that very hard choice in the beginning and because of that he is forced to make an even harder choice later. The consequences are devastating for all involved.

One of the things I took away from this novel was the way one lie can segue into another and another and how difficult living a lie can be for those whose moral compass will not conveniently shut down. I must admit to never liking Isabel, even though I could understand her desperation in losing her own children over and over again and her desire to believe that God had sent her a replacement in Lucy. She was consummately selfish, even in the face of all the facts, and while telling herself that she was doing what was best for Lucy, she was in reality only doing what she thought was best for Isabel.

I thought Stedman's ending was the right one for a story that was so tragically driven. Frank's advice to Hannah "Oh, but my treasure, it is so much less exhausting. You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things...I would have to make a list, a very, very long list and make sure I hated the people on it the right amount. That I did a proper job of hating, too: very Teutonic! No' - his voice became sober- 'we always have a choice. All of us." In the end, this book is about choices and the choice to forgive.

“If a lighthouse looks like it's in a different place, it's not the lighthouse that's moved.” In the world of static things, lives progress. Want it or not, we move on. Perspective changes and what seems to have been one thing turns out to be something else.

This wonderful book bodes well for M.L. Stedman's career as a novelist. I look forward to her next endeavor. Meanwhile, I have not yet left this tale behind. It might haunt me for a while, like memories of mistakes made and forgiveness given. ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Bookclub book from Lynda? ( )
  PatLibrary123 | Aug 9, 2022 |
“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”
― ML Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

For some reason the hide spoiler is not working for me so I will just say:

SPOILERS ALL THROUGH REVIEW:

There aren't to be any happy endings here. This is a book where one constantly wants to shout "no" at some of the choices the characters make. One wants to shout no while still knowing these people will make these choices anyway that will inevitably lead them into tragedy.

I did like Tom. His sadness was palpable through most of the book. Love makes one do all sorts of crazy thing but the decision he ultimately makes dooms him the most. It is difficult to read this book and not be touched.

Yet I will say I did find it to be overly long and I did struggle a bit in the middle. This is not a light read. It's a serious piece of fiction the reader becomes very invested in the characters. Put aside some time and enjoy this haunting book. ( )
  Thebeautifulsea | Aug 4, 2022 |
This was a beautifully written but terribly sad story. I loved it. It was not the happy ending I kept hoping for but still a wonderful story. Would definitely recommend this to everyone to read. ( )
  Jen-Lynn | Aug 1, 2022 |
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Light" is a story you want to finish, despite some predictability problems. I cared about Tom and Isabel, and cheered for them even as they betrayed each other. And I was charmed by the supporting cast of characters (Bluey and Ralph in particular).

Stedman's grasp of the dialect of the region's inhabitants and dialogue fitting for the era are admirable. Her writing is sound, if sometimes uninspiring, but every so often she throws out a gorgeous line that you have to stop and read twice to appreciate, like this one: "A goblin thought jumps onto her shoulder: what's the point of tomorrow?" Or, "The rain is falling more heavily, and in the distance, thunder grumbles at being left behind by the lightning." Nice.

First-time novelist Stedman did what all good writers should do: She got her readers emotionally invested in her story.

As if you needed it, here's more proof that this novel is worth your time: The film rights have already been picked up.

 
The miraculous arrival of a child in the life of a barren couple delivers profound love but also the seeds of destruction.......A polished, cleverly constructed and very precisely calculated first novel
 
As time passes, the harder the decision becomes to undo and the more towering is its impact. This is the story of its terrible consequences.

But it is also a description of the extraordinary, sustaining power of a marriage to bind two people together in love, through the most emotionally harrowing circumstances.

 
Light Between Oceans' is tough to shake off....And to the author's credit, 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.

 

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La 4ème de couv. indique :"Après avoir connu les horreurs de la Grande Guerre, Tom Sherbourne revient en Australie. Aspirant à la tranquillité, il accepte un poste de gardien de phare sur l'île de Janus, un bout de terre sauvage et reculé. Là, il coule des jours heureux avec sa femme, Isabel. Un bonheur peu à peu contrarié par leurs échecs répétés pour avoir un enfant. Jusqu'à ce jour où un canot vient s'échouer sur le rivage. A son bord, le cadavre d'un homme, ainsi qu'un bébé, sain et sauf. Pour connaître enfin la joie d'être parents, Isabel demande à Tom d'ignorer les règles, de ne pas signaler "l'incident". Une décision aux conséquences dévastatrices. Traduit dans le monde entier, cet extraordinaire roman porté par une intense tension dramatique expose un cas de conscience bouleversant."

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