BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM) announces today that Anthony Doerr’s most recent release, All the Light We Cannot See, is the new Books-A-Million President’s Pick – a personally curated selection of literature offered up by Books-A-Million CEO & President, Terrance G. Finley. This highly-spoken-about work of Doerr’s is available for purchase at any Books-A-Million location or online at www.booksamillion.com.
“Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See is an absolutely beautiful novel,” says Terrance G. Finley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Books-A-Million. “Poetic, epic, moving and thoroughly engaging. Highly recommended!”
Doerr paints a picture of a daughter, Marie-Laure, who lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks. When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where her agoraphobic great uncle lives. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, both enchanted by a crude radio they find. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. He travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.
Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.
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