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Update: Boise writer Tony Doerr's latest is a NYT Notable Book and Goodreads.com's Best Historical Fiction

Tony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See" was recognized today by The New York Times and online book community Goodreads.com.

The Times named it to the "100 Notable Books of 2014" list.

Goodreads.com's more than 30 million members also chose the novel as Best Historical Fiction in this year's Goodreads Choice Awards. Goodreads.com is a social media website where readers discuss and recommend books.

Since its release in May, Doerr’s book has garnered both popular and critical praise, a strong reader following and a finalist slot for the 2014 National Book Award. It was his first nomination for the prestigious award. (This year’s award for fiction went to Phil Klay’s story collection “Redeployment.”)

Doerr’s book also recently made national news when President Barack Obama purchased it on a Christmas shopping trip for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29.

Doerr lives in the Boise with his wife, Shauna, and their 10-year-old twin boys.

With five successful books, mostly written in his Downtown Boise office, Doerr has found enormous international literary success — both in awards, such as the 2010 Story Prize, and renowned fellowships, including The Rome Prize. He travels the world on book tours and to explore and write about exotic locations for Conde Nast Traveler. Read his "Treasure Island" article here.

Buy "All the Light We Cannot See" locally here.

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