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The Resource All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Label
All the Light We Cannot See
Title
All the Light We Cannot See
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Doerr
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller 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 near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times)
Summary
Set during World War II Europe, this novel is sobering without being sentimental. The tension builds as the alternating, parallel stories of Werner and Marie-Laure unfold, and their paths cross. I highly recommend this beautiful and compelling story. -- Kelly Currie for LibraryReads
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Alex Award, 2015.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2015.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, International Book of the Year, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2014.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
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Dewey number
813.6
Index
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880
Literary form
fiction
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All the Light We Cannot See
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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9781476746609
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All the Light We Cannot See
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