All the Light We Cannot See (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice) (Hardcover)
Thorndike Press, 9781410470225, 771pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2014
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/5/2014)
Paperback, Large Print (4/4/2017)
Paperback, Chinese (8/1/2015)
May 2014 Indie Next List
— Harriett Logan, Loganberry Books, Shaker Hts, OH
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In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie- Laure's converge.
Doerr's "stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" ("San Francisco Chronicle") are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he 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 a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer "whose sentences never fail to thrill" ("Los Angeles Times").