All the Light We Cannot See (Compact Disc)

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In this beautiful and bittersweet novel set during World War II, Anthony Doerr
tells the parallel tales of Marie Laure, a blind girl living in
occupied France, and Werner, a young German radio enthusiast in the
Hitler Youth program. Doerr's portrayal of Marie Laure's
relationship with her father, the locksmith at Paris's Museum of Natural
History, is tender and true. Werner's journey across Europe, where he
helps ferret out resistors, is unflinching and richly detailed. Through
these characters, Doerr encapsulates the great horrors of war. Moreover, he weaves a deeply compelling story of lives torn asunder and united.

— Michael

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Over two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the stunningly beautiful and captivating story about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France during World War II--now available from Encore

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).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781508239789
ISBN-10: 1508239789
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Language: English