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All the light we cannot see a novel

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"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful 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 lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781476746586
  • ISBN: 1476746583
  • ISBN: 9781476746593
  • ISBN: 1476746591
  • ISBN: 9781476746609
  • ISBN: 9781501173219
  • ISBN: 1501173219
  • ISBN: 9781501104565
  • ISBN: 150110456X
  • Physical Description: 531 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"10 Best Books 2014: The New York Times Book Review" -- cover -"National Book Award Finalist" -"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful 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 lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work."
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction, 2015
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2015 Winner
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2015 Winner
Subject: e-fr--- e-gx---
Blind Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Youth France Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Youth Germany Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction
Blind Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction
FICTION General
FICTION Literary
FICTION Historical
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Blind
Youth
France
France Saint-Malo
Germany
Andrae, A
Amerikanisches Englisch
Genre: Historical fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.
War stories.
War stories.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.

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