For this month's Readers' Review: "All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. The 2014 novel weaves together the stories of a blind French girl and a German orphan during World War II.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
The May Readers’ Review panel talks about Leif Enger’s tale, set in Minnesota in the early 1960s and told by an asthmatic 11-year-old boy. It’s both the story of a man on the run from the law, and of a family’s struggle to do what’s right.
- E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
- Laurie Kaplan professor of English at Goucher College
- Mark La Framboise Politics and Prose Books, Washington, D.C.
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