In March we will be reading All the Light We Can Not See by Anthony Doerr
Wednesday March 25th 1-3pm
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times
bestseller 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.
Marie-Laure lives with her father
in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the
master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes
blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so
she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is
twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the
walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle
lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the
museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the
orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude
radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these
crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal
academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the
resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence,
Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into
Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.
Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle)
are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner,
he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one
another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).
Finalist for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction
One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014
Come in on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 - 8:30pm for a Chanel Makeover! Please email email@example.com to RSVP Please bring your stitching! Wine, cheese and crackers will be served!
Join us for a visit from a team of make-up artists from Chanel. They
will discuss applying make-up, the best make-up for all ages, and how
to enhance your best features.And, free make-overs will be available for
everyone who attends! If you are interested in participating in a
make-over, to save time, please arrive with out any make- up on.