While shopping at a Washington D.C. bookstore over Thanksgiving Day weekend, President Obama purchased “All the Light You Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. The novel is also the inaugural selection in the President’s Pick series by Books-A-Million’s CEO and President Terrance G. Finley.
“Making Anthony Doerr’s epic novel my first President’s Pick was an easy choice. It is a thoroughly engaging work and the critical acclaim it has received is well deserved,” said Finley. “I was elated when President Obama purchased this book as it is one of the great works released this year and is a must-read for everyone.”
“All The Light We Cannot See” is Doerr’s second novel and was published in the spring of 2014 to glowing reviews. The novel was a National Book Award finalist and has spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction. It is also an international bestseller and was named one of the ten best books of 2014 by the New York Times Book Review.