The Light Between Oceans Character Descriptions

M.L. Stedman
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Tom Sherbourne

This character is the main protagonist in The Light Between Oceans. When the novel begins, he is a World War I veteran who has retired from service and entered into work as a lighthouse keeper. He eventually takes a permanent post at Janus Rock and marries, taking his wife to live with him on the island.

Isabel Graysmark Sherbourne

This character is first introduced in Point Partageuse, where she lives with her parents. She convinces her admirer that she wants to marry him and move to Janus Rock, where he operates the lighthouse.


This character is first introduced as an infant who has been discovered in a dinghy along with a deceased adult male on the shore of Janus Rock. She is taken in by the lighthouse keeper and his wife and raised for three years by them before police return her to her biological...

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