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Title: All The Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 544 (Kindle Edition)
Publisher: Forth Estate
Published: May 6th, 2014
Rating: 5 STARS
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Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. 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, 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.
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I guess I have mentioned it before, but I usually don’t plan on what I will read every month. I pick a book up according to my mood and on what I feel like reading. Otherwise, this would put way too much pressure on me. But I have received rather a lot of books from Netgalley this week, so I had to make a September TBR.
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