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Memory Wall Anthony Doerr

Memory Wall By Anthony Doerr

Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr


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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.

Memory Wall Summary

Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr

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.

Memory Wall Reviews

'It's fair to say that Anthony Doerr is doing things with the short story that have rarely been attempted and seldom achieved. The stories in Memory Wall have such scope and depth that they hit as hard as novels three times their length. Doerr has set a new standard, I think, for what a story can do.' Dave Eggers

'Ambitiously wide-ranging and inventive, Doerr's six stories movingly investigate the ways in which we are nothing without memory.' Sunday Times

'Doerr is a lusciously good stylist.' Guardian

'If this book's wisdom can be summed up in a single line it is this one, from 'Afterworld': 'Within the wet enclosure of a single mind a person can fly from one decade to the next, one country to another, past to present, memory to imagination.' That thought informs Memory Wall many times.' Janet Maslin, Scotsman

About Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr is the author of three books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome. Doerr's short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Rome Prize, and shared the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award with Jonathan Safran Foer. In 2007 Granta placed Doerr on its list of the '21 Best Young American novelists'. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Additional information

GOR004057590
9780007367726
0007367724
Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2012-01-01
272
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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