BOOK SUMMARY ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

May 2014 Indie Next List

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“The French girl cannot see, but she can hear, feel, and explore the world around her lượt thích a budding naturalist. The German boy has no parents, but he teaches himself how coils of copper can receive lessons of love và learning. It"s World War II, however, and the potential of thousands of children will be unrealized or thwarted. Will a mythical gemstone save them or unite them? Gorgeously written, Doerr"s epic tale brings alive the beauty of two souls, their quest for learning, the turbulent times they cannot control, & the rock that mysteriously guides their fate.”— Harriett Logan, Loganberry Books, Shaker Hts, OH


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*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A thủ đô new york Times Book reviews Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning tác giả of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant new york Times bestseller about a blind French girl & a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try khổng lồ survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to lớn 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 & daughter flee khổng lồ 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 & 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 & stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments và is enlisted khổng lồ use his talent lớn track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure và Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good lớn one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail và 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 lớn thrill” (Los Angeles Times).
Anthony Doerr is the tác giả ofAll the Light We Cannot See,winner ofthe Pulitzer Prize,the Carnegie Medal, the Alex Award,and a#1 thủ đô new york Times bestseller.He is also the tác giả ofthe story collectionsMemory WallandThe Shell Collector, the novelAbout Grace, and the memoirFour Seasons in Rome. He has won fiveO. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the thành phố 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 & two sons.

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Categories hàng hóa Details ISBN: 9781476746586 ISBN-10: 1476746583 Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: May 6th, năm trước Pages: 544 Language: English
“Exquisite…Mesmerizing…Nothing short of brilliant.”— Alice Evans“Hauntingly beautiful.”— Janet Maslin“History intertwines with irresistible fiction—secret radio broadcasts, a cursed diamond, a soldier’s deepest doubts—into a richly compelling, bittersweet package.”— Mary Pols“Anthony Doerr again takes language beyond mortal limits.”— Elissa Schappell“The whole enthralls.”— Good Housekeeping“Enthrallingly told, beautifully written…Every piece of back story reveals information that charges the emerging narrative with significance, until at last the puzzle-box of the plot slides mở cửa to reveal the treasure hidden inside.”— Amanda Vaill“Stupendous…A beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel.”— David Laskin“Stunning and ultimately uplifting… Doerr’s not-to-be-missed tale is a testament to the buoyancy of our dreams, carrying us into the light through the darkest nights.”— Entertainment Weekly“Doerr has packed each of his scenes with such refractory material that All the Light We Cannot See reflects a dazzling array of themes….Startlingly fresh.”— John Freeman“Gorgeous… moves with the pace of a thriller… Doerr imagines the unseen grace, the unseen light that, occasionally, surprisingly, breaks to the surface even in the worst of times.”— Dan Cryer“Incandescent… a luminous work of strife & transcendence… with characters as noble as they are enthralling”— Hamilton Cain“Perfectly captured…Doerr writes sentences that are clear-eyed, taut, sweetly lyrical.”— Josh Cook“A beautiful, expansive tale…Ambitious and majestic.”— Steph Cha“This tough-to-put-down book proves its worth page after lyrical page…Each và every person in this finely spun assemblage is distinct và true.”— Sharon Peters“Doerr is an exquisite stylist; his talents are on full display.”— Alan Cheuse“Vivid… brims with scrupulous reverence for all forms of life. The invisible light of the title shines long after the last page.”— Tricia Springstubb“Intricate… A meditation on fate, free will, and the way that, in wartime, small choices can have vast consequences.”— New Yorker“Doerr deftly guides All the Light We Cannot See toward the day Werner’s & Marie-Laure lives intersect during the bombing of Saint-Malo in what may be his best work lớn date.”— Yvonne Zipp“To xuất hiện a book by Anthony Doerr is to open a door on humanity…His sentences shimmer…His paragraphs are luminous with bright, sparkling beauty.”— Martha Anne Toll“Endlessly bold & equally delicate…An intricate miracle of invention, narrative verve, and deep research lightly held, but above all a miracle of humanity….Anthony Doerr’s novel celebrates—and also accomplishes—what only the finest art can: the power khổng lồ create, reveal, & augment experience in all its horror and wonder, heartbreak và rapture.”— Shelf Awareness“Magnificent.”— Carmen Callil“Intricately structured…All the Light We Cannot See is a work of art và of preservation.”— Jane Ciabattari“A revelation.”— Michael Magras“Anthony Doerr writes beautifully… A tour de force.”— Elizabeth Reed“A novel to lớn live in, learn from, & feel bereft over when the last page is turned, Doerr’s magnificently drawn story seems at once spacious and tightly composed. . . . Doerr masterfully and knowledgeably recreates the deprived civilian conditions of war-torn France và the strictly controlled lives of the military occupiers.”— Booklist (starred review)“Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime & focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters.”— Kirkus đánh giá (starred review)“If a book’s success can be measured by its ability to lớn move readers và the number of memorable characters it has, Story Prize-winner Doerr’s novel triumphs on both counts. He convinces readers...that war—despite its desperation, cruelty, and harrowing moral choices—cannot negate the pleasures of the world.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review)“This novel has the physical & emotional heft of a masterpiece… presents two characters so interesting và sympathetic that readers will keep turning the pages hoping for an impossibly happy ending…Highly recommended for fans of Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient.”— Evelyn Beck"What a delight! This novel has exquisite writing & a wonderfully suspenseful story. A book you"ll tell your friends about..."— Frances Itani, tác giả of Deafening“This jewel of a story is put together lượt thích a vintage timepiece, its many threads coming together so perfectly. Doerr’s writing và imagery are stunning. It’s been a while since a novel had me under its spell in this fashion. The story still lives on in my head.”— Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone“All the Light We Cannot See is a dazzling, epic work of fiction. Anthony Doerr writes beautifully about the mythic và the intimate, about snails on beaches and armies on the move, about fate and love and history & those breathless, unbearable moments when they all come crashing together.”— Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins“Doerr sees the world as a scientist, but feels it as a poet. He knows about everything—radios, diamonds, mollusks, birds, flowers, locks, guns—but he also writes a line so beautiful, creates an image or scene so haunting, it makes you think forever differently about the big things—love, fear, cruelty, kindness, the countless facets of the human heart. Wildly suspenseful, structurally daring, rich in detail and soul, Doerr’s new novel is that novel, the one you savor, và ponder, and happily đại bại sleep over, then go around urging all your friends lớn read—now.”— J.R. Moehringer, tác giả of Sutton and The Tender Bar“A tender exploration of this world"s paradoxes; the beauty of the laws of nature and the terrible ends to which war subverts them; the frailty & the resilience of the human heart; the immutability of a moment và the healing nguồn of time. The language is as expertly crafted as the master locksmith"s models in the story, & the settings as intricately evoked. A compelling & uplifting novel.”— M.L. Stedman, tác giả of The Light Between Oceans“The craftsmanship of Doerr’s book is rooted in his ability khổng lồ inhabit the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner… fine novel.”— Steve Novak“Beautifully written… Soulful và addictive.”— Chris Stuckenschneider“Doerr conjures up a vibrating, crackling world…Intricately, beautifully crafted.”— Rebecca Kelley“There is so much in this book. It is difficult lớn convey the complexity, the detail, the beauty và the brutality of this simple story.”— Carole O"Brien“Sometimes a novel doesn’t merely transport. It immerses, engulfs, keeps you caught within its words until the very end, when you blink và remember there’s a world beyond the pages. All the Light We Cannot See is such a book… Vibrant, poignant, delicately exquisite. Despite the careful building of time & place (so vivid you fall between the pages), it’s not a story of history; it’s a story of people living history.”— Historical Novel Society

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