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release date: Apr 04, 2017
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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller 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.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).
release date: Jun 10, 2008
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Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran) memoir about art and adventures in Rome.

Anthony Doerr has received many awards—from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins.

Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. 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 neighborhood, whose clamor 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 story of a writer's craft—the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.
release date: Jan 04, 2011
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The Shell Collector: Stories
The "perilously beautiful" (Boston Globe) first story collection by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All The Light We Cannot See.

The exquisitely crafted stories in Anthony Doerr’s debut collection take readers from the African Coast to the pine forests of Montana to the damp moors of Lapland, charting a vast physical and emotional landscape. Doerr explores the human condition in all its varieties—metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts—conjuring nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of the characters in these stories contend with hardships; some discover unique gifts; all are united by their ultimate deference to the ravishing universe outside themselves.
release date: Oct 06, 2015
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About Grace: A Novel
The first novel by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling debuts of recent times.

David Winkler begins life in Anchorage, Alaska, a quiet boy drawn to the volatility of weather and obsessed with snow. Sometimes he sees things before they happen—a man carrying a hatbox will be hit by a bus; Winkler will fall in love with a woman in a supermarket. When David dreams that his infant daughter will drown in a flood as he tries to save her, he comes undone. He travels thousands of miles, fleeing family, home, and the future itself, to deny the dream.

On a Caribbean island, destitute, alone, and unsure if his child has survived or his wife can forgive him, David is sheltered by a couple with a daughter of their own. Ultimately it is she who will pull him back into the world, to search for the people he left behind.

Doerr's characters are full of grief and longing, but also replete with grace. His compassion for human frailty is extraordinarily moving. In luminous prose, he writes about the power and beauty of nature and about the tiny miracles that transform our lives. About Grace is heartbreaking, radiant, and astonishingly accomplished.
release date: Jul 05, 2011
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Memory Wall: Stories
In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables, the major metaphysical dreads, and he does it fearlessly" (The New York Times Book Review).

Set on four continents, Anthony Doerr's new stories are about memory, the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others. Every hour, says Doerr, all over the globe, an infinite number of memories disappear. Yet at the same time children, surveying territory that is entirely new to them, push back the darkness, form fresh memories, and remake the world.

In the luminous and beautiful 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 teenage orphan moves from Kansas to Lithuania to live with her grandfather, and discovers a world in which myth becomes real. "Village 113," winner of an O'Henry Prize, is about the building of the Three Gorges Dam and the seed keeper who guards the history of a village soon to be submerged. And in "Afterworld," the radiant, cathartic final story, 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.

Every story in Memory Wall is a reminder of the grandeur of life--of the mysterious beauty of seeds, of fossils, of sturgeon, of clouds, of radios, of leaves, of the breathtaking fortune of living in this universe. Doerr's language, his witness, his imagination, and his humanity are unparalleled in fiction today.
release date: Jul 28, 2015
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La luz que no puedes ver (Spanish Edition)
Premio Pulitzer de Ficción 2015

Un corazón puro puede brillar aun en la noche más oscura.
Y en el más terrible de los tiempos

Marie-Laure vive con su padre en París, cerca del Museo de Historia Natural, donde él trabaja como responsable de sus mil cerraduras. Cuando, siendo muy niña, Marie-Laure se queda ciega, su padre le construye una perfecta miniatura de su barrio para que pueda memorizarla gracias al tacto y encontrar el camino a casa. A sus doce años, los nazis ocupan París y padre e hija tienen que huir a la ciudad amurallada de Saint-Malo. Con ellos se llevan la que podría ser la más preciada y peligrosa joya del museo.

En una ciudad minera de Alemania, el joven huérfano Werner crece junto a su hermana pequeña, cautivado por una rudimentaria radio que ambos encuentran. Werner se convierte en un experto en construir y reparar estos aparatos cruciales para los nuevos tiempos, un talento que no pasa desapercibido a las Juventudes Hitlerianas.

Siguiendo al ejército alemán, Werner deberá atravesar el corazón en guerra de Europa. Hasta que en la última noche antes de la liberación de Saint-Malo los caminos de Werner y Marie-Laure por fin se crucen. Y sus vidas cambien para siempre.

«Estoy leyendo un libro maravilloso. Solo llevo la mitad así que no puedo hablar hasta el final, pero es un verdadero placer. Quería contároslo. Estilo impecable, personajes maravillosos y una vívida recreación de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. ¿Qué más se puede pedir?... ¿Y no es preciosa la cubierta?»
Kate Morton, autora de El jardín olvidado

** N.º 1 en las listas de best sellers en Estados Unidos.
** Finalista del National Book Award.
** Mejor novela de 2014 en iTunes.
** Entre los mejores diez libros del año para The New York Times.
** Nº. 1 de ficción histórica de 2014 en Goodreads.

** Premio 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction por su novela La luz que no puedes ver. Este premio, establecido en 2012, lo concede la American Library Association.

La crítica ha dicho...
«La luz que no puedes ver es un clásico instantáneo, y, además, para todos los públicos. [...] Quien no se deje arrastrar por su trama lo hará por la emoción, y habrá quien queembobado, simplemente, ante el lirismo de la prosa deDoerr. Si uno se deja conquistar por estos tres elementos, vivirá una experiencia memorable.»
Juan Manuel Freire, El Dominical

«Uno de los puntos fuertes de esta novela es situar al lector en la época como alguien de la época, sin todo lo que hoy sabemos y no podemos olvidar. [...]Doerr nos transmite de algún modo que hay cosas que merecen la pena en cualquier circunstancia.»
Inocencia Newman, Qué Leer

«Inolvidablemente hermoso.»
The New York Times

«No creo que este año vaya a leer un libro mejor que La luz que no puedes ver.»
Washington Post

«El imprescindible relato de Doerr es un homenaje a la capacidad de resistencia de nuestros sueños, que nos llevan hacia la luz a través de la noche más oscura.»
Entertainment Weekly

«Fantástica... avanza con el ritmo de un thriller... Doerr imagina la gracia invisible, la luz invisible, que, ocasionalmente, por sorpresa, sale a la superficie incluso en el peor de los tiempos.»
San Francisco Chronicle

«Cautivadoramente contado, hermosamente escrito.»
The Washington Post

«Estupenda... Una hermosa, valiente, desgarradora y extrañamente alegre novela.»
The Seattle Times

«Incandescente... Una luminosa obra de lucha y trascendencia... Con personajes que son tan nobles como cautivadores.»
O, the Oprah magazine

«Este libro, tan difícil de dejar, demuestra su valor página tras página.»
USA Today


Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr’s gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
release date: May 19, 2020
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Four Seasons in Rome 1st Printing edition
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release date: Aug 01, 2015
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All the Light We Cannot See (Chinese Edition)
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father protects, trains and encourages her. In 1940, the Nazis occupy Paris. They are forced to leave home. Soon father and daughter leave apart and they resist Nazism with their own strength. In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister. The talent of radio wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth. He thought the opportunity is the turn to change his life but falls into another hell. War totally ruins their hopes and two strange lives encounter unexpectedly.
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release date: Oct 30, 2012
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Wonder and Other Survival Skills
Is wonder really a survival skill? Between the urgency of the problems facing our planet and the chaos of our own busy lives, it might seem naive to place "cultivate wonder" at the top of a list of priorities. Yet that is exactly what the authors in this collection suggest: that wonder is necessary, that it might just be what saves us. Readers have long turned to Orion to be reminded of the things that really matter, to build their inner reserves, and to rekindle their sense of intimacy with the earth. The essays collected here are testaments to the power of beauty and the importance of humility-and a deep belief, even amid darkness and uncertainty, in wonder's essential role in our lives.
release date: May 19, 2020
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All The Light We Cannot See (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice) by Doerr, Anthony (2014) Hardcover
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