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All the light we cannot see : a novel

Author: Anthony Doerr
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. Werner is a German orphan, destined to labour in the same mine that claimed his father's life, until he discovers a knack for engineering. His talent wins him a place
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Romans (teksten)
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 9780007548668 0007548664 9780007548675 0007548672 9780008126919 0008126917 9780008220815 0008220816 0008138303 9780008138301
OCLC Number: 869791322
Notes: "10 Best Books 2014: The New York Times Book Review" -- cover.
"National Book Award Finalist"
Description: 531 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Doerr.

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