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All the Light We Cannot See
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Hello everyone! "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr has been chosen as our reading selection for the May/June reading period. I look forward to discussing this book with you at the end of June!

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I'll open the discussion with a few questions from the publisher's website. Please feel free to answer any that you like or pose your own questions.

1. The narration moves back and forth both in time and between different characters. How did this affect your reading experience? How do you think the experience would have been different if the story had been told entirely in chronological order?

2. Whose story did you enjoy the most? Was there any character you wanted more insight into?

3. The 1970s image of Jutta is one of a woman deeply guilt-ridden and self-conscious about her identity as a German. Why do you think she feels so much guilt over the crimes of others? Can you relate to this? Do you think she should feel any shame about her identity?

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