WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR
FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind
French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France
as both try to survive the devastation of World War II `Open your
eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.' For
Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of
mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father
to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the
invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural
History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take
refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her
ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the
mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and
brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth. In this magnificent,
deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner
illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one
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Moving, powerful book
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 | Review by: Marion R
Thoughtful, intelligent book spanning a lifetime. Blind girl in Paris and an orphaned male in Germany. Suspense builds as you know that their lives must cross at some stage. When they do, it is only for a few hours, but what an impact of a book. NOT to be skimmed - beautiful prose.
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