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Cloud Cuckoo Land By Anthony Doerr

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story of resilience, hope - and a book.

Cloud Cuckoo Land Summary

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story of resilience, hope - and a book.

'Sets him comfortably alongside Tolkien, Rowling and David Mitchell, and he is a much more elegant writer than two of those ... Cloud Cuckoo Land is an impressive achievement and a joy to read. Serious novels are rarely this fun' The Times

Bound together by a single ancient text, the unforgettable characters of Cloud Cuckoo Land are dreamers and outsiders figuring out the world around them: thirteen-year-old Anna and Omeir, an orphaned seamstress and a cursed boy, on opposite sides of the formidable city walls during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour and octogenarian Zeno in an attack on a public library in present-day Idaho; and Konstance, decades from now, who turns to the oldest stories to guide her community in peril.

Doerr has created a tapestry of times and places that reflects our own vast interconnectedness - with other species, with each other, with those who lived before us and those who will be here after we're gone. Dedicated to 'the librarians then, now, and in the years to come', Cloud Cuckoo Land is a beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship - of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.

'A humane and uplifting book for adults that's infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences. Cloud Cuckoo Land is ultimately a celebration of books, the power and possibilities of reading' New York Times

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Praise for Cloud Cuckoo Land:

'Sets him comfortably alongside Tolkien, Rowling and David Mitchell, and he is a much more elegant writer than two of those ... Cloud Cuckoo Land is an impressive achievement and a joy to read. Serious novels are rarely this fun. In a world where nature and stories are more precious than ever, this fine book is an education, a comfort and an inspiration' The Times

'There is a kind of book a seasoned writer produces after a big success: large-hearted, wide in scope and joyous. Following his Pulitzer winner All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land is a deep lungful of fresh air - and a gift of a novel' Guardian

'A paean to stories as a source of sustenance and solace, and to the sweetness of our shared terrestrial home, Doerr's narrative is buoyant with humanity and it's author's palpable pleasure in invention' Daily Mail

'Doerr understands the pulse of changing fortune, the switches of destiny from good to bad and back again that have been the heartbeat of great storytelling since Gilgamesh and the Popol Vuh ... a humane and uplifting book for adults that's infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences. Cloud Cuckoo Land is ultimately a celebration of books, the power and possibilities of reading' New York Times

'Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Doerr's new novel traverses time and space, unifying his characters through a text written by Diogenes in the first century AD. Cloud Cuckoo Land begins there and sweeps through the millennia in a huge, imaginative arc that celebrates the outsiders, the writers and the keepers of books. An ultimately hopeful and life-affirming novel about the essence of love, literature and art' Irish Independent

'This is a dazzling epic of love, war and the joy of books - one for David Mitchell fans' Guardian

About Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See, currently in development as a Netflix limited series. He is also the author of two short story collections, Memory Wall and The Shell Collector; the novel About Grace; and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, all published by 4th Estate. He has won five O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Additional information

NGR9780008478292
9780008478292
0008478295
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
New
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
20210928
640
N/A
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