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Kadıköy book club > All the light we cannot see

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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 20 Aug 19:30 - 22:00

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For our August meeting we will read and discuss the novel "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr.

Awarded with the Pullitzer price for Fiction and an instant New York Times bestseller, this book narrates how the paths of a blind French girl and a young German boy collide in occupied France as both try to survive World War II.

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.

Read this novel and join us for a discussion. We will meet in a cafe in Kadıköy, the venue will be announced a few days before the event. As always please only click on attend if you are actually attending the event, we need to know how many people are coming to be able to make a reservation.