Suggested One Read: All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See book coverOne of the last titles we’re highlighting is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this ambitious and beautiful novel weaves the stories of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths finally collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

The reader writes “It was a captivating fictional story about a young blind girl (Marie-Laure) whose father built a model of buildings for their neighborhood for her to memorize by touching order for her to find her way. When she is 12, they flee their home as Nazis occupy Paris. Her path crosses with a German orphan whose talent wins him a place at a academy for Hitler Youth. Their paths cross as they try to survive the devastation of World War II in France.”

See other readers’ nominations for One Read 2018.

2 thoughts on “Suggested One Read: All the Light We Cannot See”

  1. A fascinating story with a real history background. Amazing imagination and beautiful language.

  2. I loved this book. When I finished it, I very nearly turned back to the first page to start all over again. A delight all the way through.

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