All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

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"All the Light We Cannot See" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr that tells the story of two young people, a blind French girl and a German boy, whose paths cross during World War II. Set against the backdrop of the war, the book explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the power of human connection.

Some of the most important points of the book include:

  • The parallel stories of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German orphan boy who is recruited into the Nazi army.
  • The detailed and vivid descriptions of the settings, including the French town of Saint-Malo and the National Radio Institute in Germany.
  • The exploration of the power of imagination and the importance of education, particularly in the character of Marie-Laure, who learns to navigate the world through her other senses and her love of books.
  • The examination of morality and the gray areas between good and evil, particularly in the character of Werner, who struggles with his own conscience as he becomes increasingly aware of the atrocities being committed by the Nazi regime.

Details of the book:

  • Author: Anthony Doerr
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publication date: May 6, 2014
  • Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2015), Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction (2015), Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction (2014)