Book Review – Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

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Undersized, snowy-haired German orphan Werner, is a genius with radios. He and his feisty little sister Jutta are wards in Frau Elena’s children’s home. At night they listen to radio receiver that Werner found and restored and, sometimes, the enchanting feathery voice of a French man talking about light makes them dream that anything is possible.

Blind French girl Marie-Laure is growing up in Paris, where her father, who guards the keys in the Museum of Natural History, has made a model of Paris to help her feel her way around the streets.

The war is pressing down on them both. It will provide Werner with the unexpected opportunity to attend an elite but brutal school from where he is dragged, too young and too small, into the confict. Marie-Laure will find herself under the roof of her reclusive damaged uncle in an ancient walled city of Saint-Malo.

The story…

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2 thoughts on “Book Review – Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

  1. Hi Denise – what an interesting storyline – lots going on – yet lots to learn too … it does look like it will make a really good read – thanks for letting us know about Anthony … cheers Hilary

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