November 2015

All the Light We Cannot See

In November the Literary Circle will be reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This book was listed by NY Times, as one of the Ten Best Books in 2014. It was also a National Book Award finalist.

This is the story of a little girl, (Marie-Laure) who lives with her Father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of it’s thousands of locks. When she is six, she goes blind and her father builds a 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, with them they carry the museum’s most valuable 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 new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at the academy for Hitler youth. He then is given a special assignment to track the resistance. Werner travels through the heart of the war where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

We will be meeting at the home of Sharon Gulickson on Nov. 16th at 10:00am

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In December, we will have our annual cookie exchange at the home of Cary Flynn while discussing The Christmas Pearl by Dorothy Benton Frank.