Tag Archives: Anthony Doerr

Reading Challenge from January 2015

It’s Mother’s Day here in France – so go ahead and indulge me. Am totally smitten by a beautiful yet much unneeded book I ended up buying (myself, any excuse) in W H Smith on the rue de Rivoli just recently … Continue reading

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“All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (2014) – book review

“No two persons ever read the same book.” Emily St. John Mandel quoted Edmund Wilson at the recent book reading at Shakespeare and Company, in reference to her “Station Eleven” narration, and this book is perhaps the perfect example of … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize 2015 – announced today 20th April

Last year the goose with the genuinely golden egg was “The Goldfinch”; just today the American prize has gone to Anthony Doerr for the greatly acclaimed “All The Light We Cannot See”, set in World War II and moving from … Continue reading

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The Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

These awards, unbelievably, have been on the go for almost a century and are coming up to celebrating their 100th birthday. A book lover’s paradise. And a fine excuse for another list to work through:   Winners for Fiction (2000 – … Continue reading

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‘Readers’ Ten Best Books of 2014′ – book list from The Guardian

These are the new books that The Guardian readers voted their favourites of 2014 : “The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters – read, 10/10 “Do No Harm – Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh – read, 10/10 … Continue reading

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