Books Inc. Presents Anthony Doerr at the Santa Clara Convention Center - Elizabeth Hangs Theater
Books Inc. Presents Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr in celebration of the paperback release of his New York Times-bestselling novel, All the Light We Cannot See. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful 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 in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. 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, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
Doerr's "stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer "whose sentences never fail to thrill" (Los Angeles Times).
Event and Signing Guidelines:
- Ticket includes a copy of the paperback edition of All the Light We Cannot See. Ticket holders will receive their book at the event.
- Event begins promptly at 7:00 PM
- Anthony Doerr will sign a maximum of 3 books per person.
- Books will not be personalized or inscribed.
- Candid photos from the signing line will be permitted. No posed photos.
- Ticket holders who are unable to attend the event have one month to claim their book at Books Inc. Santa Clara. Claimed copies are not guaranteed to be autographed.