A poignant page turner primarily set during World War II and following the lives of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German orphan boy.
One of the things that struck me was that characters who lived through World War II (and before it) were “normal” working people in 1974…. Not the “normal”ness, but the fact they were only in their 50s when I was small. I’d never really thought about the long tail of WW2 in that way before.
Author page: All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr