The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Characters

M.L. Stedman
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Tom Sherbourne

Tom Sherbourne is a World War One veteran who leaves the service and becomes a lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock in Australia. When Tom leaves the army, he is overwhelmed with guilt for being alive. So many of Tom's comrades died in battle that it doesn't make any sense that Tom should still be alive. Even though Tom is a war hero who saved many of his men, he refuses to talk about what he saw during the war and refuses to let himself feel happiness, martyring himself to their memories. When Tom leaves service, he thinks working as a lighthouse keeper will be the perfect job because it allows him to live in isolation, away from the general population and their praise for his war efforts. Before Tom assumes his post, however, he meets a beautiful young woman named Isabel Graysmark who changes everything. Isabel is...

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