View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Village Books Author Reception at Chuck & Dee's Condo with Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
Chuck & Dee Robinson's Condo (3rd Floor using elevator)
Bellingham, WA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
This event is sold out, however, Anthony Doerr will speak in the Readings Gallery of Village Books at 7pm, which is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us!


Event

Village Books Author Reception at Chuck & Dee's Condo with Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
Join Village Books for a special reception in the home of store owners Chuck & Dee Robinson, above Village Books, as we share wine, hors d'oeuvres, and scintillating conversation with the author Anthony Doerr. His forthcoming novel, All the Light We Cannot See is the May selection for Village Books' new Signed First Editions Club. The reception is $40 for general admission (which includes a copy of the book), and free to members of the Signed First Editions Club (but you must register ahead of time through BrownPaperTickets). A free public event will follow at 7pm in the Readings Gallery.

About All the Light We Cannot See:
From Anthony Doerr, among America's most highly-decorated short story writers, comes a masterpiece novel ten years in the making about World War II, blindness, children, a mythical diamond, the power of radio, Hitler Youth and the Resistance, and the ways, against all odds, we try to be good to one another.

Set during World War II, All the Light We Cannot See interweaves the lives of a young, blind French girl, Marie-Laure, and an orphaned German boy, Werner, whose paths collide as they try to survive the physical and emotional destruction of the war. When the book opens, Marie-Laure lives with her father, the lockmaster at the Museum of Natural History, in an apartment in Paris. When she becomes blind he creates a miniature model of the neighborhood, so that she can learn every house, every street corner, first with her fingers and then with her feet. As the German occupation begins, they flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coastcarrying with them what might be the museum's most fabled and valuable diamondand live with Marie-Laure's great-uncle in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

In Germany, another world, Werner grows up an orphan with his beloved sister Jutta. A fascination with radios turns into a mastery of building and fixing the machines, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and heinously brutal military academy for Hitler Youth, and then a special assignment to track the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Nazi Germany, to Russia, and finally onto France, where his story converges with Marie-Laure's.

Anthony Doerr is the author of the story collections Memory Wall and The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won numerous prizes both in the US and overseas, including four O. Henry Prizes, three Pushcart Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize.

Location

Chuck & Dee Robinson's Condo (3rd Floor using elevator) (View)
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Developer Center
Media Center
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Use of Brown Paper Tickets is subject to our Terms & Conditions. All rights reserved. © 2000-2014 Mobile EN ES FR