All the Light We Cannot See

Written byAnthony Doerr

Published in

About "All the Light We Cannot See"

An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful 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 in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. 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, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

  • Historical Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Historical
  • War
  • World War II
  • Adult
  • Audiobook
  • France
  • Book Club
  • Adult Fiction
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2015)
  • Audie Award for Fiction (2015)
  • ALA Alex Award (2015)
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for Fiction (2015)
  • Ohioana Book Award for Fiction (2015)
  • Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for International Book (2015)
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction (2015)
  • Idaho Book of the Year Award (2014)
  • National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (2014)
  • Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction (2014) and Nominee for Best of the Best (2018)
  • International Dublin Literary Award Nominee (2016)
  • Paris (France)
  • Zollverein (Germany)
  • Evreux (France)
  • Saint-Malo (France)
  • Essen (Germany)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Schulpforte (Germany)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Épernay (France)
  • Nuremberg (Germany)
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