All the Light We Cannot See

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Pub Date 08 May 2014 | Archive Date 06 Jun 2018

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WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret.

Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour in the same mine that claimed his father’s life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering.

At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in.

Doerr’s combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric. As Europe is engulfed by war and lives collide unpredictably, ‘All The Light We Cannot See’ is a captivating and devastating elegy for innocence.

WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a...


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Wow! It is not very often that I deem a book worthy of all 5 stars, but All the Light We Cannot See deserves every single one. I have been reading a lot of WWII fiction lately and my biggest complaint with these novels is that the author spends too much time going into details of the war. Doerr is most certainly the exception! He keeps the story on track and about Marie and Werner. Yes, the war is an important part of the story, but it completes Marie & Werner's story rather than overshadows it. I was quite honestly hooked from the very first page and I could not wait to see how the stories of Marie, Werner and the Sergeant Major all intersected. I enjoyed the way the author weaved the story together alternating chapters between the main characters and jumping back and forth between past and present to create the entire picture. I would highly recommend this book. It is one of those stories that just stay with you well after you have finished reading it.

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