All the Light There Was

“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

“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

“Beautifully conjured…Kricorian’s touch is light, but the residual impact of war is nonetheless palpable.”


“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.”