Why this book?
Reading this novel, I was completely immersed in the settings of a Nazi training school in Germany, and Paris and St Malo in France. Feeling connected with the setting as a reader is so important for a story to come to life, and the author’s depiction of wartime St Malo made me feel as if I had visited the town in real life. The rhythms of the sea, the ancient buildings, and landmarks were all depicted in detail. Anthony Doerr’s sense of place is intimate, sensory, and absorbing. When you combine this with a tale that explores moral integrity, the deep attachments we make with others, and the horrors of war, you have a story that will take you on a vivid and emotional journey.
All the Light We Cannot See
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What is this book about?
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION
A beautiful, stunningly ambitious 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
Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.'
For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic…