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Upcoming Event at Canton Public Library
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"Saturday Book Conversations" reads All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Canton Public Library
Saturday, Jun. 24, 1:00 PM
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel begins in pre-WW II France where a museum locksmith’s young daughter, Marie-Louise, masters skills of memory and pattern to negotiate life in spite of her blindness. In Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, is propelled into a technical education for the Reich when he repairs a prominent Nazi’s radio. “When German forces necessitate abandonment of Paris, Marie-Louise's father, taking with him the museum's greatest treasure, removes himself and his daughter and eventually arrives at his uncle's house in the coastal city of Saint-Malo. Young German soldier Werner is sent to Saint-Malo to track Resistance activity there, and eventually, and inevitably, Marie-Louise's and Werner's paths cross. It is through their individual and intertwined tales that Doerr masterfully and knowledgeably re-creates the deprived civilian conditions of war-torn France and the strictly controlled lives of the military occupiers. (Library Journal).” Visitors and new members are always welcome. Light refreshments served. Call or email for more information:  (860) 693-5800, bvanness@libraryconnection.info, or visit www.cantonpubliclibrary.org. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton