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All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See
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  • Hardcover: May 2014,
    448 pages.

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A blind French girl and a German boy's paths collide in occupied France during World War II in Anthony Doerr's haunting and beautiful All the Light we Cannot See.

Every once in a while you find that rare jewel of a book that leaves you breathless, at once wanting to begin again as soon as the last word is devoured, and unable to do so because of the great and important weight of the story. Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See is such a book. Sensually rich, gorgeously wrought, with characters that come alive on the page, and driven by a story that takes hold and does not let go, this tale shines a light on the small and often overlooked corners of war. Although set in World War II, the book's scope and breadth are far greater. It is a novel of humanity, and the questions we face in trying to preserve what makes us human in a world of unspeakable inhumanity; it is a novel of intrigue and suspense, the noose of the pursuit tightening as the end approaches; it is a love affair with the written word and a testament to the power of ...

Photos of Saint Malo then and now depict the precise rebuilding of the city.

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