All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr;2014; $27.00; 530 pages; Scribner, New York, NY; 978-1-4767-4658-6;purchased at Multnomah County Library, Title Wave Used Bookstore; 4/7/16-4/16/16
Why did I read this? The Corner Reading Society, a book group I belong to, is reading this for our May meeting.
An achingly beautiful look at the lives of two people in occupied France during World War II. One is a beautiful French girl who lives with her father and is blind. They live in Paris and the father works at a Museum, where she learns her way around and about the subjects covered in the museum. A young man lives in an orphanage with his sister in Berlin where they listen on the wireless to a Frenchman expound and play Claire De Lune. Their lives intersect when Adolph Hitler comes to power and invades France. Their lives change when through the course of the war.