This Pulitzer Prize-winning historical fiction novel is a poignant, emotional story set during France in World War II. Find All the Light We Cannot See book information here.
All The Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr Book Information
All The Light We Cannot See By Anthony Doerr Summary:
This Pulitzer Prize-winning historical fiction novel is a poignant, emotional story set during France in World War II. It follows a young blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in Nazi-occupied France as they are both trying to survive the devastation of the war.
Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris, and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them, they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance.
Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
About The Author, Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr is an award-winning author, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of the story collections The Shell Collector and Memory Wall, the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, and All the Light We Cannot See, which was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Learn more at www.anthonydoerr.com.
This story takes place in Saint-Malo (France), France, and Germany.