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The Resource All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr, (large print)

All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr, (large print)

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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298717
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doerr, Anthony
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O34
LC item number
A77 2014b
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
880
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blind
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France
  • Saint-Malo (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876004534
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
771 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410470225
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014010289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876004534
Label
All the light we cannot see, Anthony Doerr, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876004534
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
771 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410470225
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014010289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876004534

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