All the Light There Was


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$15.95  $14.83
She Writes Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Kricorian grew up in the Armenian community of Watertown, Massachusetts. She is the author of the novels Zabelle and Dreams of Bread and Fire. She is a widely published essayist and social activist who is based in New York City. She is currently at work on a new novel about the Armenian community of Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War.


"Love blooms just as war tears two people apart . . . Kricorian's rendering makes good on its promise of drama [and] . . . her heroine's resilience is exciting."
--The New York Times

"Beautifully conjured . . . Kricorian's touch is light, but the residual impact of war is nonetheless palpable."
--Eleanor J. Bader, In These Times

"Moving . . . With a bittersweet love story, examples of everyday heroism, and a community refusing to give in to tyrants, Kricorian's work sheds even more light on the German occupation of France."
--Library Journal

"The first-person narrative nails the blend of daily detail and political history . . . An important addition to the WWII fiction shelves, this is bound to spark discussion."

"All the Light There Was offers a vivid picture of life for a minority family in occupied Paris, and author Kricorian effortlessly takes the reader from one year to the next . . . A pleasure to read."
--Historical Novel Society

"Immersive as quicksand."
--Portland Book Review

"Kricorian's treatment of family dynamics and love under extreme circumstances creates an emotional read."
--Publishers Weekly

"Nancy Kricorian is a gem, her work subtle and nuanced and moving. All the Light There Was brings Nazi-occupied Paris vividly, tragically, and heroically to life."
--Chris Bohjalian, author of The Sandcastle Girls and Midwives