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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.

About the Author

Anthony Doerr was awarded the 2010 Story Prize for Memory Wall. His other books include The Shell Collector, About Grace, and Four Seasons in Rome.  His books have been a New York Times Notable Book, an American Library Association Book of the Year, a "Book of the Year" in the Washington Post, and he has won the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, the Rome Prize, the Hodder Fellowship from Princeton, and shared the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award.  His book reviews have appeared in the New York Times and Der Spiegel, and he writes the “On Science” column for the Boston Globe.  Doerr is the Writer-in-Residence for the state of Idaho.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439182840
Author:
Doerr, Anthony
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer’s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Vil
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer’s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Vil
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer’s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Vil
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Subject:
Anthony Door; All the Light We Cannot See; The Shell Collector; About Grace; Four Seasons in Rome; Idaho; Boise; award winner; Young Lions Award; science; short stories; Alzheimer s; story collection; Procreate, Generate; The Demilitarized Zone; Village 1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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