M.L. Stedman

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M.L. Stedman

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M.L. Stedman was born and raised in Western Australia and now lives in London. The Light Between Oceans is her first novel.

Average rating: 3.97 · 105,853 ratings · 15,683 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Light Between Oceans
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 108,164 ratings — published 2012 — 56 editions
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Buzz Books 2012
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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December 2012, M.L. Stedman
"The Goodreads Choice Award winner for Best Historical Fiction sets her heartbreaker of a novel, The Light Between Oceans, on a remote island off Australia." ...More

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M.L. said "yes" to attending Ask M.L. Stedman
date: May 10, 2013 12:00AM
location: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/102949-ask-m-l-stedman---friday-may-10th, The United States
description: Reader Q&A about THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS


More of M.L.'s books…
“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

“Scars are just another kind of memory.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

“There are still more days to travel in this life. And he knows that the man who makes the journey has been shaped by every day and every person along the way. Scars are just another kind of memory....Soon enough the days will close over their lives, the grass will grow over their graves, until their story is just an unvisited headstone.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans


World War I came out on top in our theme poll so that will be our theme for our online retreat in March. This first poll is going to be a fiction poll. We will read 3 or 4 fiction books, depending on length. The top 3 (or 4) winners of the poll will be our fiction selections. We will have one non-fiction read and I will be asking for nominations in the discussion area. Last day to vote will be Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The Light Between Oceans The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman M.L. Stedman
  9 votes, 29.0%

The Gendarme The Gendarme by Mark Mustian Mark Mustian
  4 votes, 12.9%

Fall of Giants Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1) by Ken Follett Ken Follett
  4 votes, 12.9%

Dr. Zhivago Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak
  4 votes, 12.9%

The Sandcastle Girls The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian Chris Bohjalian
  4 votes, 12.9%

A Soldier of the Great War A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin Mark Helprin
  3 votes, 9.7%

The Crimson Portrait The Crimson Portrait  A Novel by Jody Shields Jody Shields
  2 votes, 6.5%

A Very Long Engagement A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot Sébastien Japrisot
  1 vote, 3.2%


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102949 Ask M.L. Stedman - Friday, May 10th! — 428 members — last activity Mar 12, 2014 10:56PM
Join us on Friday, May 10th 2013 for a special discussion with Goodread's Choice Award winner, M.L. Stedman. M.L. Stedman will be discussing her novel...more

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