This book revolves around the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths converge in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure, the French girl's blindness is convincingly represented, and the description of the steady love of her locksmith father makes her story both more beautiful and more believable. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History. Her father builds a miniature scale of the neighbourhood they live so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner learns to fix radios after he falls upon a crude radio he and his sister find. This talent wins him a place at an academy for Hitler Youth. Through a special assignment to track the resistance, Werner becomes more aware of the human cost of his intelligence. His journey takes him through the heart of the war where finally reaches Saint-Malo, where his and Marie-Laure’s story intertwine. Anthony Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. This is a book that may give you sleepless nights as you struggle to put it down.
About the Author
American author Anthony Doerr was born on 27th of October, 1973, in Cleveland Ohio. Although Doerr majored in history at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine and even went on to earn an MFA from Bowling Green State University, writing was always his calling. And, he proved that when his first book The Shell Collector, a compilation of his finest short stories, got published in 2002. Since then, Doerr has written About Grace (2004), Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World (2010), Memory Wall (2010) and All the Light We Cannot See (2014), and he still continues to write in Idaho home.