FOL Leads ‘All the Light’ Discussion in Robson Library

Lynn Moore (left) and Joan Pursley led the discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. (Photo by Jane Scholz)

Jane Scholz

About 40 Robson residents gathered in the CATC library for a lively discussion of All the Light We Cannot See, a moving novel of a blind girl navigating war-torn France during World War II.

The discussion, organized by Friends of the Library, was led by Lynn Moore and Joan Pursley. The group agreed that the novel was a moving work and marveled at the quality of the writing by author Anthony Doerr. The book won the Fiction prize in 2015. You can see the full discussion at

The next FOL book discussion is a dystopian double header: 1984, by George Orwell, and Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, on Sept. 14. The discussion leaders are Elaine Kushmaul and Klaus Dannenberg. The discussion will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the library in the CATC building. Like all discussions, it is open to all Robson residents. Wine and snacks will be available.

On Nov. 9 the FOL discussion will focus on David McCullough’s The Pioneers, with Lewis Toland as discussion leader.

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit supporting the Robson Library. Annual dues are $10 per person. You can join or renew by downloading the membership form at and following the instructions.