All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr takes place in Germany and France during WWII. It follows the story of Werner, an orphan and Marie-Laure, a blind French girl. The author uses lots of time flipping, from events leading up to the war and the war itself and also flipping between the two main characters stories. As you read you wonder how will they converge? Well they do in St. Malo, France.
Now I have to tell you that the story is gripping. In fact I had to set it aside for several days before I could pick it up and finish it. It wasn't one that I wanted to read the end ahead of time to be sure of where its going. Do you do that sometimes? I read it through and learned a lot about life in Germany before and during the war and life in France during the same time period.
I'm not going to give anymore away other than there is a valuable jewel involved in the story and a very nasty Nazi officer searching for it.
You must read this one - all 530 pages.