All the Light We Cannot See – start reading now for Book Club!

All the Light We Cannot See – start reading now for Book Club!

Dive into Chapter One here.

all-the-light-we-cannot-seeIt is such a page-turner, entirely absorbing…” – Carmen Callil writing in the Guardian.

“I must blame Anthony Doerr for lost sleep, because once I started reading his new novel, All the Light We Cannot See, there was no putting it down.” – The NY Times 

Our next Better Reading Book Club Live will discuss All the Light We Cannot See, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Anthony Doerr.

The next Better Reading Book Club will be on Wednesday June 29 at 8pm AEST on the Better Reading Facebook page. It’s the opportunity to join literally hundreds of other book lovers to discuss some of the great books around today. At your request, we’ve extended the segment to a full half hour and we’ll discuss even more comments and questions from our online audience.

You can start reading the first chapter here, and stay tuned for discussion notes and to find out the identity of this month’s panelists.

For Book Club Frequently Asked Questions click here.

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                    Synopsis

                    An epic novel, set during WW2, from the prize-winner Anthony Doerr. 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.#3 in Australia's Top 100 2016

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                    1. Marianne says:

                      The chapter is not accessible