All the light we cannot see: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(39)
4 star
 
(10)
3 star
 
(7)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(2)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller 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 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. 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, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).
More Details
Contributors:
Appelman, Zach. Narrator
ISBN:
9781476746586
9781442375420
9781442378735
9781410470225
9781476746609
UPC:
9781442375420
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 900bf89a-524d-a415-5ae6-2e9a40037df5
full_title all the light we cannot see
author doerr anthony
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-04-22 17:04:10PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Appelman, Zach.
author Anthony Doerr
author2-role Appelman, Zach.|Narrator
author_display Doerr, Anthony
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Glencarlyn, Shirlington, Westover
collection_arlington Adult Fiction, Audiovisual, Large Type
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Fiction, Aurora Hills Large Type, Central Adult Fiction, Central Audiovisual, Central Large Type, Cherrydale Adult Fiction, Columbia Pike Adult Fiction, Glencarlyn Adult Fiction, Glencarlyn Large Type, Shirlington Adult Fiction, Shirlington Audiovisual, Westover Adult Fiction, Westover Audiovisual, Westover Large Type
display_description "From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful 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 lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr 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 his most ambitious and dazzling work"--
format_arlington Audiobook on CD, Book, Large Type, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 900bf89a-524d-a415-5ae6-2e9a40037df5
isbn 9781410470225, 9781442375420, 9781442378735, 9781476746586, 9781476746609
item_details ils:.b14499162|.i19118673|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 24, 2018|Mar 27, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19118697|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 11, 2018|Mar 31, 2018|oaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130260|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 8, 2018|Feb 24, 2018|oaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130272|Westover Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 10, 2018|waf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130284|Westover Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 2, 2018|Apr 07, 2018|waf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130302|Westover Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 2, 2018|Feb 24, 2018|waf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130314|Cherrydale Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 4, 2018|Apr 11, 2018|haf||, ils:.b14499162|.i1913034x|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 23, 2018|Mar 03, 2018|aaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130375|Glencarlyn Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 11, 2018|Apr 17, 2018|gaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130387|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 28, 2018|Apr 04, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19181139|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 25, 2018|Apr 04, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i1921635x|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 09, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216361|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 15, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216373|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 17, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216385|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 5, 2018|Mar 02, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216397|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 30, 2018|Feb 21, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216403|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 9, 2018|Apr 16, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216415|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 18, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216439|Cherrydale Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 29, 2018|Feb 16, 2018|haf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216440|Westover Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 7, 2018|Mar 03, 2018|waf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19318340|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 23, 2018|Mar 10, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19571628|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 27, 2018|Mar 08, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i1957468x|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 26, 2018|Mar 14, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610324|Glencarlyn Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 16, 2018|gaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610336|Glencarlyn Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 24, 2018|Mar 07, 2018|gaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610348|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 25, 2018|Mar 26, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i1961035x|Westover Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 16, 2018|waf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610361|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 28, 2018|Mar 11, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610373|Glencarlyn Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 18, 2018|gaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610385|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 23, 2018|Mar 10, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610403|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 15, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610415|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 2, 2018|Apr 04, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610452|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 19, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19787169|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 8, 2018|Mar 07, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19798696|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 26, 2018|Mar 29, 2018|aaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19798702|Westover Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 9, 2018|Apr 13, 2018|waf||, ils:.b14499162|.i19798714|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 17, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i2003720x|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 5, 2018|Feb 11, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i20148781|Columbia Pike Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||In Transit|Apr 22, 2018|oaf||, ils:.b14499162|.i20239968|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||In Transit|Apr 21, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i2033929x|Shirlington Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 27, 2018|Apr 04, 2018|saf||, ils:.b14499162|.i21307398|Central Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 8, 2018|Mar 27, 2018|caf||, ils:.b14499162|.i2130998x|Aurora Hills Adult Fiction|F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 12, 2018|Feb 07, 2018|aaf||, ils:.b14547156|.i19214522|Central Audiovisual|CD F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 08, 2018|cafab||, ils:.b14547156|.i19214534|Westover Audiovisual|CD F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 7, 2018|Mar 22, 2018|wafab||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589657|Central Audiovisual|CD F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due May 8, 2018|Mar 28, 2018|cafab||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589670|Shirlington Audiovisual|CD F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 23, 2018|Feb 23, 2018|safab||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589682|Shirlington Audiovisual|CD F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 26, 2018|safab||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589694|Central Audiovisual|CD F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 16, 2018|cafab||, ils:.b15077822|.i20100334|Aurora Hills Large Type|LT F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 04, 2017|aafl||, ils:.b15077822|.i20100346|Central Large Type|LT F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 05, 2018|cafl||, ils:.b15077822|.i20314656|Westover Large Type|LT F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||Due Apr 30, 2018|Mar 30, 2018|wafl||, ils:.b15077822|.i20314668|Glencarlyn Large Type|LT F DOERR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Mar 06, 2018|gafl||, overdrive:276e66c1-bf9c-4d95-8a38-edb5e9119cee|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|11|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||, overdrive:a42e554f-6265-4426-a129-47fede1ebc99|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|20|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Audiobook on CD, Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington CD F DOERR, F DOERR, LT F DOERR, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Glencarlyn, Shirlington, Westover
primary_isbn 9781476746586
primary_upc 9781442375420
publishDate 2014
record_details ils:.b14499162|Book|Books|First Scribner hardcover edition.|English|Scribner,|c2014.|531 pages ; 24 cm., ils:.b14547156|Audiobook on CD|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Simon & Schuster Audio,|[2014]|13 sound discs (960 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:.b15077822|Large Type|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2014.|771 pages (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:276e66c1-bf9c-4d95-8a38-edb5e9119cee|eBook|eBook||English|Scribner|2014|, overdrive:a42e554f-6265-4426-a129-47fede1ebc99|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Simon & Schuster Audio|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b14499162|.i19118673|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19118697|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130260|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130272|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130284|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130302|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130314|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i1913034x|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130375|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19130387|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19181139|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i1921635x|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216361|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216373|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216385|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216397|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216403|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216415|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216439|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19216440|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19318340|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19571628|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i1957468x|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610324|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610336|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610348|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i1961035x|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610361|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610373|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610385|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610403|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610415|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19610452|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19787169|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19798696|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19798702|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i19798714|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i2003720x|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i20148781|In Transit|In Transit|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i20239968|In Transit|In Transit|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i2033929x|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i21307398|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14499162|.i2130998x|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14547156|.i19214522|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14547156|.i19214534|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589657|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589670|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589682|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14547156|.i19589694|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b15077822|.i20100334|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b15077822|.i20100346|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b15077822|.i20314656|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b15077822|.i20314668|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:276e66c1-bf9c-4d95-8a38-edb5e9119cee|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:a42e554f-6265-4426-a129-47fede1ebc99|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Blind -- Fiction, France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction, Saint-Malo (France) -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- France -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Germany -- Fiction
title_display All the light we cannot see : a novel
title_full All the Light We Cannot See A Novel, All the light we cannot see / Anthony Doerr, All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr, All the light we cannot see [sound recording] : a novel / Anthony Doerr
title_short All the light we cannot see :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction
upc 9781442375420