Bookworld’s No. 1 book for 2014 wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
All the Light We Cannot See – softback edition
Anthony Doerr’s stunning historical novel, All the Light We Cannot See, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Voted as Bookworld’s number one book for 2014, this epic WW2 tale has solidified itself firmly into the hearts of readers at Bookworld and book lovers everywhere.
Set in WW2, All the Light We Cannot See follows a blind young French girl, Marie-Laure, and her father, who flee the Nazis with a terrible secret tucked in their pockets.
Like The Book Thief, this moving and beautifully written novel will find a special place in on your heart, along with the wonderful characters who populate it.
What you said about All the Light We Cannot See…
All the Light We Cannot See – hardback edition (*limited stock available*)
“All the Light We Cannot See is a captivating and beautifully written novel which illuminates the impact of war on people, and the possibility of lightness in dark times….” (Rebecca – Bookworld Super Reviewer)
“The story uses flashbacks and flash forwards to establish the characters and their situations. The chapters alternate between several characters but are primarily written from Marie-Laure and Werner’s perspectives…” (Jessica – Bookworld Super Reviewer)
“All the Light We Cannot See is an emotionally driven story…. a powerful story that will have you feeling heavy of heart and yet utterly refreshed. It’s one for the memory bank, and one that will be hard to compete with in its storyline….” (Liana – Bookworld Super Reviewer)
“Simply stunning. Anthony Doerr’s writing is highly visual, full of vivid descriptions. His characters have an emotional pull that is hard to resist.” (Ann @ Bookworld)
“All The Light We Cannot See is a book that will stay with you; comparable to a ageing story that you have the privilege to hear and pass on.” (Lisa – Bookworld Super Reviewer)
Bookworld’s Top 10 Non-fiction pick wins Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction
The Sixth Extinction
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert has won the Pultizer Prize for Non-Fiction. A fascinating study into the “sixth extinction”- predicated to be the futures most devastating extinction, the book also featured in Bookworld’s top 10 Non-fiction books of 2014. Kolbert urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
“Elizabeth Kolbert distills the theories and causes of extinction over the last billion years in practical explanations. The Sixth Extinction is fascinating and enlightening read about the shocking affects caused on our world and environment.” (Emma @ Bookworld)
When There’s Nowhere Else to Run wins The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award
When There’s Nowhere Else to Run
Newcomer Murry Middleton has won The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for his collection of short stories, When There’s Nowhere Else to Run. The prize is awarded to an unpublished manuscript and the winners work is published by Allen & Unwin.
When There’s Nowhere Else to Run is a collection of stories about people who find their lives unravelling. They are teachers, lawyers, nurses, firemen, chefs, gamblers, war veterans, hard drinkers, adulterers, widows and romantics. Seeking refuge all across the country, from the wheat belt of Western Australia, the limestone desert of South Australia, the sugarcane towns of Queensland, the hinterland of New South Wales to the coastline of Victoria, they discover that no matter how many thousands of kilometres they put between themselves and their transgressions, sometimes there’s nowhere else to run.
When There’s Nowhere Else to Run is out tomorrow (22 April 2015) and we can’t wait to read this one!
Congratulations to all the winners!