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The "perilously beautiful" (Boston Globe) first story collection by the author of the acclaimed, instant 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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Tony Doerr's acclaimed debut story collection, now in a new edition from Scribner.

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.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Shell Collector

The Hunter's Wife

So Many Chances

For a Long Time

This Was Griselda's Story

July Fourth

The Caretaker

A Tangle by the Rapid River

Mkondo

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439190050
Author:
Doerr, Anthony
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
rize; hodder fellow; thomas williams fellow; discover award; young lions prize; o. henry prize; story prize; dave eggers
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Subject:
all the light we cannot see; four seasons in rome; memory wall; about grace; the believer; idaho; short stories; literary fiction; american writer; the hunter s wife; july fourth; griselda; tin house; so many chances; for a long time; the caretaker; a tan
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.315 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Tony Doerr's acclaimed debut story collection, now in a new edition from Scribner.
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