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The Resource All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Label
All the Light We Cannot See
Title
All the Light We Cannot See
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Doerr
Title variation
All the light we can't see
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTIONNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour in the same mine that claimed his father's life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place at a brutal military academy, but his way out of obscurity is built on suffering. At the same time, far away in a walled city by the sea, an old man discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside his home. But all around him, impending danger closes in. Doerr's combination of soaring imagination and meticulous observation is electric. As Europe is engulfed by war and lives collide unpredictably, 'All The Light We Cannot See' is a captivating and devastating elegy for innocence
Summary
A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Alex Award, 2015.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2015.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, International Book of the Year, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2014.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
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10298717
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Doerr, Anthony
Dewey number
813.6
Index
index present
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880
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
All the Light We Cannot See
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:cbd100f3-9e55-4a59-95aa-f00d55ab339b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007548682
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
All the Light We Cannot See
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cbd100f3-9e55-4a59-95aa-f00d55ab339b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007548682
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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