All the Light We Cannot See (And Other Books That Aren’t Really About the Eclipse, Plus a Few That Are)

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Raise your hand if you’ve gone a little eclipse-crazy. (Everyone in this bookstore just raised both hands.) Things have been especially exciting around Nashville lately, as hotels are filling up with visitors wanting to view the sky along the “path of totality.” As usual, we’re processing this moment by gathering books about it.

Andy, our store manager, called a meeting to brainstorm a list of titles related to the big event. He started us off by recommending:

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Then Andy looked at the rest of us and asked, “Well, what else?” We sat quietly, thinking.

all-the-light-we-cannot-see-9781476746586_hrAll the Light We Cannot See?” said Keltie. Much giggling ensued.

“Heart of Darkness?” said Cat.

Then we couldn’t stop. Everyone started shouting out titles:
The Sun Also Rises
It’s Not Yet Dark
The Sun Is Also a Star
I’ll Give You the Sun
Twilight Saga #3: Eclipse
A Gathering of Shadows
We All Looked Up
Behind the Moon

Andy told us to get our act together and be serious. So we tried again and did a little better:

Age of Miracles (It’s about what happens when the earth’s rotation starts slowing down, so . . . kind of relevant in a space/planetary way.)
The Stranger (The glare of the sun plays a big role in this graphic novel edition of the Camus classic.)
Galileo’s Daughter (A biography full of scientific adventure.)

Sissy pointed out the back of He Said / She Said by Erin Kelly:

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Then there was a pause. Someone whispered, “Fifty Shades Darker.” Everyone applauded.

As Andy shooed us out of the office, Stephanie called out one more: “GOODNIGHT MOON!”


(Sorry. It’s just that this is a big deal and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.)

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