by Megan Basham
The Light Between Oceans is a beautiful movie, filmed off the rugged Australian coast in a story that takes place just after World War I.
Isabel, a sweet, 19-year-old girl, whose dearest ambition is to care for babies and a home with a man she loves.
The answer to Isabel’s fantasies arrives in the form of Tom, a stoic and psychologically scarred veteran who takes a job keeping the lighthouse on an island just a short boat ride from Isabel’s small town.
One late-term miscarriage follows another, and as a despairing Isabel lies down on her babies’ graves, all clinical posturing that she’s mourning nonentities dissolve. Her grief makes her later decision to claim a foundling infant as her own more understandable.
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