Skip to content
Cover for "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel"

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel


1 available

Book Overview

*Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award finalist * From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Related Subjects

Fiction Literature & Fiction

Customer Reviews

22 ratings

historical fiction

There are a lot of historical/foreign places named and it is very easy to confuse them. Sometimes the story was clouded by the detail.

a true must read

wasn't ready for the ending; the vocabulary was difficult for me as a non-native speaker. Absolutely loved the book!

Grabs you from the start!

This book grabbed me from the start and I could hardly put it down! Lots of depth to the characters too. It's one of only a handful of books that I would gladly read again.

Do You Want To Repair Your Credit?

Building credit can make life easier, it gives you a better chance of qualifying for loans or credit cards. You also might get lower interest rates, better car insurance rates and a chance to skip utility deposits. Let’s say your score is 450, this range is considered a bad credit.I recommend that You reach out to this professional credit repair specialist via his email CREDITFIXTECH @ GMAIL . COM or via his phone number +1 209-317-3690 to help you fix and boost your credit score. He helped me fix mine and my credit score got boosted to over 800+. He removed all collections, negative entries and marked my student loan as paid. He is the best.

I Loved It!

Such a heartfelt book. It broke my heart so many times, but I couldn't get enough.

Terrific Book

I had this from the library. It's marvelous writing, so though I stayed a little confused about the plot through a good part of the book, it held me. And the denouement is great - pulls everything together, makes excellent sense, greatly resolves any possible doubts. The characters are well drawn, and the atmospherics are exact and compelling.

Amazing read!

It was not what I was expecting and the way the author wrote this book really had me hooked! I definitely recommend!


Just exquisite.

Great book!

I loved this book. The writer researched the youth of WWII to show how many people were involved in that war and how it effected them. The book started slow for me but then took off often finding myself as a fly on the wall watching the whole scene play out. Wonderful book!

Was not good

Don’t waste your time on this one. I had high hopes, but it was horribly boring. The chapters are really short and jump to different people and different time periods. Very Hard to follow.

The Beginning of Reading

When I was eleven years old my mother bought this book for me as a gift. Before this book I had only been reading the paperback Scholastic books. This was the first grown up book that I read. It was amazing, the story line, the characters and the suspense. It was heart breaking in many spots and thrilling in others. It made you fully understand the occupation in France and the effects it had on the French people. There was no part of this book that was badly written or that didn't make sense. I did sixth grade book report on this book and everyone in my class loved it. I give this book the highest rating possible and hope that everyone will give it a go.

Good Read!

I recommend this book. It was a pick from my bookclub and all members agreed that it was a great book. It took a few short pages to get the hang of the format (jumps between first-persons and time) but the short sections made it great for busy readers to come to-and-from the book (although it can be a real page-turner as well).

Excellent book to get lost in

I loved this book and looked forward to reading it every night. Wonderful writing about the perseverance of a young girl in World War II.

What a read!!!!

I completely lost myself in this book. I finished in in 2 days. I just couldn’t get enough. I highly recommend it to any and every reader. I already can’t wait to read it again

Very beautiful

Very touching

One of the best books I've read

Anthony Doerr writes beautifully and the plot, weaving of timelines was done masterfully.

Wonderfully told story.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and many other awards. Well worth the time.

Good read

I bought the book on a recommendation from my friend. I enjoyed the book but it would not be my first recommendation to anyone else. It's an easy read, sometimes hard to follow since the story skips from past to present then back. I do love that the chapters are short so I can do a little reading here and there. The story was different from the normal ww2 novel which was the only reason I was able to get into it. I liked the book overall, but would not be my first pick.

Oh the imagery!

“All the Light We Cannot See” goes down as one of the best books I have ever read. The scenes the writer paints through the written word are amazingly real life. I felt as though I was present throughout the book. I recommend this book to everyone I encounter. It is right there with “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” and “The Nightingale.” A must read, in my opinion!

A basic summary

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of two teenagers during World War II (WWII), one a blind girl in Nazi-occupied France, the other a German orphan boy pressed into service by the Nazi army.

Made me cry, almost

Loved this book. The pace can feel kind of slow at times, but every portion is excellently written and credible. I enjoyed reading this and discovering that the author researched the youth of Germany.

The Light We Can Not See

We read this book for our book club. It is a riveting book about the 2nd world war, the on the ground horror of the rubble & victims due to Hitler's crazy actions. It will keep you on your seat. I couldn't leave the characters stranded so I read on and on !

All the Light We Cannot See Mentions in Our Blog

The New York Times Book Review Celebrates Their Anniversary with a Vote
Published by Amanda Cleveland

The New York Times Book Review turned 125 years old. To celebrate their momentous anniversary and their dedicated readership, they asked their readers to nominate the best books of the past 125 years. They took thousands of nominations down to 25 finalists, then that finalist down to one winner.

Great Selection Year-Round is What We Do
Published by Michael Teague

As VP of Operations at ThriftBooks, I'm not only responsible for making sure you get what you order promptly and in the condition you requested, I lead a team that has to source all that product as well. The holidays are upon us and I am approaching with a smile on my face, excited because I know that we have an incomparable assortment of products to offer you.

15 Book Releases We’re Excited About This Month
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon

Our TBR piles may already be weighing down our bedside tables, but that doesn’t stop us from browsing (and buying!) new books! Here are fifteen exciting September releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar books you can pick up right now.

23 Years of the Alex Awards
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon

Have you heard of the Alex Awards? Established in 1998, they celebrate books written for adults that have special appeal for younger readers, aged twelve to eighteen. These intergenerational, or crossover, books can serve as wonderful connection points between parents and teens.

10 x 10: The Best Books of the Decade
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon

As we countdown to 2020, we're publishing a series of ten of the best books of the past decade in ten different genres. 10 x 10! In order to finish by the end of 2019, we'll be packaging two genres together in this once-a-week series. This week's lists are Realistic Fiction and Memoir. Here are our picks for the ten best in each.