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Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Audiobook Release Date: 28/09/2021

When everything is lost, it’s our stories that survive How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds. Constantinople, 1453: An orphaned seamstress and a cursed boy with a love for animals risk everything on opposite sides of a city wall to protect the people they love. Idaho, 2020: An impoverished, idealistic kid seeks revenge on a world that’s crumbling around him. Can he go through with it when a gentle old man stands between him and his plans? Unknown, Sometime in the Future: With her tiny community in peril, Konstance is the last hope for the human race. To find a way forward, she must look to the oldest stories of all for guidance. Bound together by a single ancient text, these tales interweave to form a tapestry of solace and resilience and a celebration of storytelling itself. Like its predecessor All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr’s new novel is a tale of hope and of profound human connection.

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Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2022

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION PICK OF 2021 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA's FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 'Serious novels are rarely this fun' The Times 'A gift' Guardian 'Buoyant with humanity' Daily Mail 'Worth the seven year wait' Stylist When everything is lost, it's our stories that survive How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds. Constantinople, 1453: An orphaned seamstress and a cursed boy with a love for animals risk everything on opposite sides of a city wall to protect the people they love. Idaho, 2020: An impoverished, idealistic kid seeks revenge on a world that's crumbling around him. Can he go through with it when a gentle old man stands between him and his plans? Unknown, Sometime in the Future: With her tiny community in peril, Konstance is the last hope for the human race. To find a way forward, she must look to the oldest stories of all for guidance. Bound together by a single ancient text, these tales interweave to form a tapestry of solace and resilience and a celebration of storytelling itself. Like its predecessor All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr's new novel is a tale of hope and of profound human connection.

Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2022

On the same day that his wife gave birth to twins, Anthony Doerr received the Rome Prize, an award that gave him a year-long stipend and studio in Rome... 'Four Seasons in Rome' charts the repercussions of that day, describing Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world, and the first year of parenthood. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats - the chroniclers of Rome who came before him - and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighbourhood, whose clamour of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood and a fascinating account of the alchemy of writers.

Shell Collector

Shell Collector

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/07/2017

A blind man spends his days roaming the beaches of Kenya collecting shells, classifying them by feeling their whorls, spines and folds in his fingers. A young woman discovers that she can explore the inner world of an animal's mind by touching its freshly dead body. A refugee from Liberia, who cannot escape the horrors that he has witnessed, finds salvation in the clandesitne act of burying the hearts of beached whales. In The Shell Collector Antony Doerr illuminates both the riotous dangers of the natural world and the rocky terrain of the human heart.

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II 'Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.' For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth. In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

lathatatlan feny

lathatatlan feny

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Ket kamasz... A II. vilaghaboru sotetsege... Es a halvanyan pislakolo humanum, amely megmutatja az egyeduli kiutat: a lathatatlan fenyt. Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a Termeszettudomanyi Muzeumban dolgozo zsenialis lakatosmester lanya hateves koraban megvakul. Az apja elkesziti szamara Parizs tokeletes makettjet, hogy a lany tajekozodni tudjon a fenyek varosaban. Am mire elkeszul a miniatur varossal, a nacik lerohanjak Franciaorszagot es megszalljak Parizst... Werner Pfennig egy nemet arvahazban el es kulonos kepesseggel bir: mindenfele radiot kepes megjavitani es megszolaltatni. Tehetsegere hamar felfigyelnek, s Werner egy naci katonai iskolaban talalja magat, ahol kenytelen szembesulni a rendszer embertelensegevel... A naci invazio elol Marie-Laure apjaval egy tavoli, tengerparti kisvarosba menekul, nagyapja egykori hazaba, nem utolsosorban azzal a megbizatassal, hogy elrejtsek a Langok Tengerenek hivott es sotet legendakkal ovezett gyemantot, amelyet a megszallok egre-foldre keresnek. A haboru azonban hamarosan utoleri oket, es Marie-Laure retteg a hirhedt gyemant atkatol... Anthony Doerr lirai szepsegu regenye ket kamasz gyermek egymasba fonodo sorsan keresztul mutatja be a II. vilaghaboru embertelen poklat, a lathato sotetseget, amelybol a szilankokra tort, halvanyan pislogo humanum mutatja az egyeduli kiutat: a lathatatlan fenyt. Anthony Doerrt 2007-ben a Granta cimu brit irodalmi folyoirat a huszonegy legjobb fiatal amerikai regenyiro koze valasztotta, 2011-ben pedig megnyerte a Sunday Times novellapalyazatat. Neve azonban A lathatatlan feny cimu regennyel valt vilagszerte ismertte. A kotet nagyon jo kritikai visszhangot valtott ki, jeloltek a rangos National Book Awardra, hosszu ideig szerepelt a New York Times sikerlistajan, s a lap a 2014-es ev tiz legjobb regenye koze is bevalasztotta. 2015-ben pedig az Andrew Carnegie- es a Pulitzer-dijat is elnyerte. Doerr az Idaho allambeli Boise-ban el felesegevel es ket fiaval. A lathatatlan feny az elso magyarul olvashato muve. "e;Anthony Doerr a vilagot ugy szemleli, mint egy tudos, am ugy erzekeli, ahogy egy kolto. Sok mindenhez ert - radiokeszulekekhez, gyemantokhoz, puhatestuekhez, madarakhoz, viragokhoz, zarakhoz, fegyverekhez -, s mindennek tetejebe olyan szepen ir, olyan magaval ragado kepeket es jeleneteket alkot, hogy sorait olvasva maskent gondolunk az olyan jelentos dolgokra, mint a szerelem, a felelem, a kegyetlenseg, a kedvesseg, az emberi sziv szamtalan vetulete. Doerr uj regenye rendkivul izgalmas, a szerkezetet tekintve meresz, reszletekben es lelkiekben gazdag. Olyan mu, amelyet sokaig izlelget, amelyen sokat tunodik az ember, amely miatt boldogan marad fonn keso ejjelig, hogy aztan minden baratjat arra biztassa, olvassa el, megpedig azonnal."e; (J. R. Moehringer) "e;Ez a tortenet egy ekko, s ugy van osszerakva, mint egy antik zsebora: a sok kulonbozo szal tokeletesen fut ossze benne. Doerr stilusa es kepei lenyugozoek. Regota nem olvastam regenyt, amely ennyire magaval ragadott. A tortenet meg most is itt el bennem."e; (Abraham Verghese) "e;A termeszet torvenyeinek szepsege es a szornyu celok, amelyekre a haboru felhasznalja oket; az emberi sziv torekenysege es szivossaga; a pillanat megvaltoztathatatlansaga es az ido gyogyito ereje - a regeny finoman erzekelteti a vilag ellentmondasait. A nyelvezete epp olyan lelemenyesen megszerkesztett, mint a regeny lakatosmesterenek makettjei, a helyszineket is epp olyan erzekletesen idezi meg. Impozans es felemelo regeny."e; (M. L. Stedman) A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. oktoberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Egy regeny, amelynek szive van

Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/09/2015

Anthony Doerr, the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of All the Light We Cannot See, reads his 2007 memoir, Four Seasons in Romeavailable on audio for the very first time!On the day Tony Doerr and his wife returned from the hospital with their newborn twins, he received a letter from the Academy of Arts and Letters informing him that he had won the prestigious Rome Prize, which provides a stipend, an apartment, and a writing studio at the beautiful American Academy for a year. Six months and a few Italian lessons later, they arrived in Rome. Insatiably curious, an avid reader, and an extraordinary eloquent observer of nature, Doerr sets out to discover Rome. He reads Pliny, Dante, Shelley and visits the churches and piazzas and ancient cisterns they describe. He reads the history of the papacy and attends the vigil as Pope John Paul II lies dying. He takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. And he and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers in their little neighborhood on a Roman hill. For anyone who loves Romeor wants to know itthis is a gorgeous, informative audiobook. It is also an illuminating account of how a writer transforms experience into sentences, how this writer sees and captures the world.

Memory Wall

Memory Wall

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2012

From the author of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, a collection of stories about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others. In the luminous title story, a young boy in South Africa comes to possess an old woman's secret, a piece of the past with the power to redeem a life. In 'The River Nemunas', a teenaged orphan moves from Kansas to Lithuania, and discovers a world in which myth becomes real. And in 'Afterworld,' a woman who escaped the Holocaust is haunted by visions of her childhood friends in Germany, yet finds solace in the tender ministrations of her grandson. The stories in Memory Wall show us how we figure the world, and show Anthony Doerr to be a master of the form.

Deep (Fast Fiction)

Deep (Fast Fiction)

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Ebook Release Date: 11/04/2011

Set in Detroit during the Depression, Doerr tells the affecting story of Tom, meant to die of a weak heart before he is 18, who is cossetted by his mother, but shown a world of possibilities by the flame-haired Ruby.Set in Detroit during the Depression, Doerr tells the affecting story of Tom, meant to die of a weak heart before he is 18, who is cossetted by his mother, but shown a world of possibilities by the flame-haired Ruby.

About Grace

About Grace

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2005

Beautifully written and compelling, About Grace is the brilliant debut novel from Anthony Doerr. Growing up in Alaska, young David Winkler is crippled by his dreams. At nine, he dreams a man is decapitated by a passing truck on the path outside his family's home. The next day, unable to prevent it, he witnesses an exact replay of his dream in real life. The premonitions keep coming, unstoppably. He sleepwalks during them, bringing catastrophe into his reach. Then, as unstoppable as a vision, he falls in love, at the supermarket (exactly as he already dreamed) with Sandy. They flee south, landing in Ohio, where their daughter Grace is born. And then the visions of Grace's death begin for Winkler, as their waterside home is inundated. Plagued by the same horrific images of Grace drowning, when the floods come, he cannot face his destiny and flees. He beaches on a remote Caribbean island, where he works as a handyman, chipping away at his doubts and hopes, never knowing whether Grace survived the flood or met the doom he foretold. After two decades, he musters the strength to find out...

The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector

Author: Anthony Doerr Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2003

The showstopping debut from the author of the #1 Sunday Times bestseller ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE A blind man spends his days roaming the beaches of Kenya collecting shells, classifying them by feeling their whorls, spines and folds in his fingers. A young woman discovers that she can explore the inner world of an animal's mind by touching its freshly dead body. A refugee from Liberia, who cannot escape the horrors that he has witnessed, finds salvation in the clandesitne act of burying the hearts of beached whales. In The Shell Collector Antony Doerr illuminates both the riotous dangers of the natural world and the rocky terrain of the human heart.

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