Boise novelist Tony Doerr's book “All the Light We Cannot See” continues its long, slow burn of success, marking 20 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Fiction List. Released in May, the book debuted at No. 9 in June, and made it as high as five a few weeks later. It’s been hovering between eight and 10 since.
“All the Light” took Doerr 10 years to complete. It was immediately embraced by literary critics and readers and received rave reviews and awards. Doerr has been traveling the country giving readings over the past few months.
The novel braids together the stories of Marie, the young blind French girl, and Werner, the young German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. There are 187 short chapters that bounce back and forth in time and between the two character's stories.