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Daytime Discussion: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFree
In January, we’ll be reading “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. We’ll meet on Monday, January 23 at 10:30am in the Fiction Room of the Library. After December 29, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large type and audiobook on CD are also available for this title. The title is not available on hoopla, but can be reserved as ebook or audiobook in Libby.
You may register for this program by e-mailing email@example.com. New members are always welcome!
Synopsis: Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Natural History Museum, 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.