Wishlist Wednesday: All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.
In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.

Spotted this book over at River City Reading and a few days later Leah over at Books Speak Volumes wrote a raving review. The story sounds very interesting and the cover is brilliant. Now I just need to get my hands on a copy.
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14 May, 2014 delete

I've been hearing so many good things about this book + the bookstores here are promoting it. I look forward to reading it too at some point! :)

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Jennine G.
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15 May, 2014 delete

Yes, I liked this one too!

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Melinda
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30 May, 2014 delete

I want to read this one too - based on what I heard.

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