Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Back To Results
Showing Item 1 of 3

All the light we cannot see  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

All the light we cannot see

Summary

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"--Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1410470229 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781410470225 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 771 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Subject: Blind Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Youth France Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Youth Germany Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction
Saint-Malo (France) Fiction
Large type books
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Blind
Large type books
Youth
France
France Saint-Malo
Germany
Genre: History.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.

Currently available copies

  • 37 / 41 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Athens Regional Library System (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Athens-Clarke County Library

Holds

  • 0 current holds
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
LP DOERR
Send SMS Text
31001002960038 LG-PRNT Available

Back To Results
Showing Item 1 of 3

Additional Resources