I just finished Anthony Doerr’s novel “All the Light We Cannot See,”* which won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. I can see why.
It’s a sweeping, poetic novel that follows the parallel stories of a blind French girl and a gifted German boy as they are swept up by World War II. The author spent 10 years writing this book, and it shows: every line is perfectly crafted.
It describes the slow horror of war, even for those not on the front lines, its aftermath and then, ultimately, the hopeful renewal of the human spirit and of nature. I cannot recommend this book enough.