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All the light we cannot see : a novel

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"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"--

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  • 43 of 114 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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12 current holds with 114 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION DOERR (Text)
Fiction
31000151051367
Available
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Ardsley Public Library SUMMER DOERR (Text)
Summer Reading
31000151069880
Checked out
10/29/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC DOE (Text)
Fiction
31002150507316
Checked out
11/09/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC DOE (Text)
Fiction
31002150641230
Available
-
Bedford Free Library YA FIC DOE (Text)
YA Fiction
31002150645595
Available
-
Bedford Free Library YA FIC DOE (Text)
YA Fiction
31002150646064
Checked out
10/26/2021
Bedford Hills Free Library DOERR (Text)
Fiction
31003151518682
On holds shelf
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION DOERR (Text)
Fiction
31036150694716
Checked out
11/12/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION PB DOERR (Text)
Paperback
31036150819818
Checked out
11/02/2021
Bronxville Public Library FICTION DOERR (Text)
Fiction
31004151403552
Checked out
11/12/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476746586 (hardback) :
  • ISBN: 1476746583 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781476746593 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1476746591 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9781501173219 (pbk. : Scribner, 2017) :
  • Physical Description: 531 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014.

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"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.
Target Audience Note:
880L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 6.2 21 21 171859
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.
Genre: Historical fiction.


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