- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - “All the Light We Cannot See” is a Pacific Northwest Book Awards winner.

The best-seller by Boise author Anthony Doerr is about a blind French girl and a German boy who meet during the horrors of World War II.

It is currently No. 1 on the New York Times combined print and e-book list. It’s been on the list for 16 weeks, The Seattle Times reported Monday (https://bit.ly/1wa5Pr8 ).

A total of six awards were announced last week by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. They were chosen from 250 entries for books with an author or illustrator from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho or British Columbia.

Other books recognized by the independent association:

“A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus: Menus and Stories” by Renee Erickson, an award-winning Seattle chef and restaurateur. A cookbook/memoir that focuses on regional ingredients.

“If Not for This” by Pete Fromm. A novel about a couple who are outdoor-loving river runners and whose lives change forever when she is diagnosed with MS. Fromm lives in Missoula, Montana.

“Falling from Horses” by Molly Gloss. The latest novel by the Portland author is about two young dreamers raised on ranches who try their luck in Hollywood cowboy movies of the 1930s.

“Jackaby” by William Ritter. A teenage girl meets a paranormal investigator in 1892 New England, and soon they’re on the trail of a killer who may not be human. Ritter lives in Springfield, Oregon.

“The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender” by Leslye Walton. This novel for teens, with elements of the paranormal and magical realism, is the story of Ava Lavender’s family tree, with ancestors who were all unlucky in love. Walton lives in Seattle.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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