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All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr

Label
All the light we cannot see
Title
All the light we cannot see
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Doerr
Title variation
All the light we can't see
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Language
eng
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"--
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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Character
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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Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, 2015
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Intended audience
880
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3604.O34
LC item number
A77 2014
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880
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20169983
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
531 pages
Isbn
9781476746593
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013034107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0013569865
Label
All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20169983
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
531 pages
Isbn
9781476746593
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013034107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0013569865

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