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All the Light We Cannot See

A Novel

By Anthony Doerr, 1973-

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
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, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Doerr, Anthony, 1973-
Summary: "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.
Title: All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Subject: Blind -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- France -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Germany -- Fiction. FICTION / General. FICTION / Literary. FICTION / Historical. France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction. Saint-Malo (France) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476746586 (hardback) 1476746583 (hardback) 9781476746593 (paperback) 1476746591 (paperback) 1476746591 9781476746593
Current Holds: 71
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 34
Call Number: F Doerr
Oclc: 852226410
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Bib Id: 516378

Format: Book
Author: Doerr, Anthony, 1973-
Summary: "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.
Title: All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Description: 531 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Blind -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- France -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Germany -- Fiction.
Subjects: FICTION / General.
Subjects: FICTION / Literary.
Subjects: FICTION / Historical.
Subjects: France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Saint-Malo (France) -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
LCCN: 2013034107
ISBN: 9781476746586 (hardback)
ISBN: 1476746583 (hardback)
ISBN: 9781476746593 (paperback)
ISBN: 1476746591 (paperback)
ISBN: 1476746591
ISBN: 9781476746593
Requests: 71
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 34
Call Number: F Doerr