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Boise author Doerr named finalist for National Book Award

From staff reports
Boise author Anthony Doerr’s novel “All the Light We Cannot See” – weaving the stories of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy — was named a finalist for the National Book Award Wednesday. In an interview last spring, Doerr told the SR that reading a novel is an act of empathy: “You’re reading a novel to enter somebody else’s world.” Doerr was a headliner at the Spokane literature festival, Get Lit!, in April.
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