One 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.”
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