All the Light We Cannot See: by Anthony Doerr | Summary & Analysis

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr — A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

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The lives of two teens, a French girl and a German boy, improbably intersect at the end of World War II in All The Light We Cannot See.

Before the war, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, who has been blind since childhood, lives comfortably in Paris with her father, Daniel, who is the key master for the natural history museum. She loves to visit the museum and learn, especially about molluscs, or snails. Her father makes her a detailed wooden replica of their neighborhood so she can learn to navigate it. He also makes complicated wooden puzzle boxes that delight her. He gives her a Braille copy of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days and then, after she devours it, the first volume of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Marie-Laure is also fascinated by a story she hears at the museum of a fabulous diamond hidden there, called the…

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    Marie Bataillardhas quoted2 years ago
    above all brings home the theme that life does go on .
    Marie Bataillardhas quoted2 years ago
    His wartime experiences scar him to the point that he lives out his life as a lonely, haunted TV antenna repairman.
    Marie Bataillardhas quoted2 years ago
    there is no light inside the brain, yet it can construct a world of light.

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