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Anthony Doerr

Biography

Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. He is also the author of two story collections --- MEMORY WALL and THE SHELL COLLECTOR --- the novel ABOUT GRACE and the memoir FOUR SEASONS IN ROME. He has won four O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

Books by Anthony Doerr

by Anthony Doerr - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Anna, an orphan, lives in Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, miles from home, conscripted into the invading army. Five hundred years later, in a library in Idaho, Zeno rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. And in a not-so-distant future, Konstance is copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. She has never set foot on our planet.

by Anthony Doerr - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Marie-Laure is a young blind girl living in Paris with her father, who is a master of locks at the Museum of Natural History and is in charge of some of their most valued works. When she is 12, the Germans move into the city, and they are forced to flee to the town of Saint-Malo, where a reclusive uncle lives by the sea. In a parallel story, a young orphan boy named Werner lives with his sister in Germany and is tapped to be part of the Hitler Youth, eventually given a role to teach the Resistance.

written by Anthony Doerr, read by Zach Appelman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anthony Doerr’s new novel is the story of two children: a blind French girl who flees Nazi-occupied Paris in 1940 to live with an eccentric great-uncle in the walled city of Saint-Malo, and a German boy whose talent for fixing radios earns him a spot at the National Political Institutes of Education, a training school for Hitler Youth. Linking their stories is a 133-carat jewel thought to bring ill luck.