"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."
"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."
"Solid and touching. Readers are instantly drawn into this world, full of hardships of wartime occupation and references to the Armenian genocide of the previous generation. Thanks to multifaceted characters, 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" "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"show more