All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist*

From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller 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.

*Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things*

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.

Doerr's "stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer "whose sentences never fail to thrill" (Los Angeles Times).

Author: Anthony Doerr
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 05/06/2014
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 9.25h x 6.40w x 1.70d
ISBN: 9781476746586

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.2
Point Value: 21
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 171859 / All the Light We Cannot See

Award: ALA Notable Books - Winner
Award: Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence - Winner
Award: Alex Awards - Winner
Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Nominee
Award: Idaho Library Association Book Award - Winner
Award: National Book Awards - Finalist
Award: Pulitzer Prize - Winner
Award: Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award - Winner
Award: Indies Choice Book Awards - Winner
Award: Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Runner-Up

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2013 pg. 68
Library Journal 02/01/2014 pg. 62
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2014
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2014
Booklist 04/15/2014 pg. 23
People Weekly 05/12/2014 pg. 62
Entertainment Weekly 05/09/2014 pg. 12
New York Times Book Review 05/11/2014 pg. 16
Shelf Awareness 05/06/2014
Entertainment Weekly 05/23/2014 pg. 71
New York Times Book Review 05/18/2014 pg. 30
New Yorker (The) 06/23/2014 pg. 85
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2014 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Kirkus Best Fiction 11/15/2014 pg. 15
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/07/2014 pg. 26
LJ Best Books of Year 12/01/2014 pg. 29
SLJ Best Adult Bks 4 Teens 12/01/2014 pg. 31
Shelf Awareness 12/12/2014
Christian Century 12/10/2014 pg. 31
Entertainment Weekly 12/12/2014 pg. 72
New York Times Book Review 12/14/2014 pg. 10
People Weekly 12/22/2014 pg. 46
Booklist Editors Choice/Adult 01/01/2015 pg. 10
Library Journal 12/01/2013

About the Author
Anthony Doerr is the author of All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Alex Award, and a #1 New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of the story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won five O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.