All the Light We Cannot See (Paperback)

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Marie-Laure is the precocious blind daughter of the master locksmith at Paris' Natural History Museum; Werner is a German orphan whose genius at fixing radio transmitters leads to an invitation to train at an academy for an elite segment of the Hitler Youth. How the two of them come together is a feat of extraordinary storytelling, flawless prose and astounding empathy. Anthony Doerr has managed something impossible here: a sprawling epic that reads quickly and with pleasure, a war novel that maintains the gravity of the history it draws from but never feels dreary or fatalistic. If you love period dramas, detail-rich stories from faraway places, or just plain old wonderful literary fiction, this is your perfect summer read. -Kea's July Staff Pick, 2014 

— Kea

May 2014 Indie Next List


“The French girl cannot see, but she can hear, feel, and explore the world around her like a budding naturalist. The German boy has no parents, but he teaches himself how coils of copper can receive lessons of love and learning. It's World War II, however, and the potential of thousands of children will be unrealized or thwarted. Will a mythical gemstone save them or unite them? Gorgeously written, Doerr's epic tale brings alive the beauty of two souls, their quest for learning, the turbulent times they cannot control, and the rock that mysteriously guides their fate.”
— Harriett Logan, Loganberry Books, Shaker Hts, OH



Product Details
ISBN: 9787508653167
ISBN-10: 7508653165
Publisher: Zhong Xin Chu Ban She/ Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2015
Pages: 503
Language: Chinese