Cloud Cuckoo Land Large Print Edition

Cloud Cuckoo Land  Large Print Edition
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982189679

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a broken world, who find resilience, hope, and story. The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are trying to figure out the world around them: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable city walls during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour in an attack on a public library in present day Idaho; and Konstance, on an interstellar ship bound for an exoplanet, decades from now. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders who find resourcefulness and hope in the midst of peril. An ancient text—the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky—provides solace and mystery to these unforgettable characters. Doerr has created a tapestry of times and places that reflects our 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 hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship—of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781982168452

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On the New York Times bestseller list for 19 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more—one of the ten books that appeared on the most lists for 2021 “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes the instant New York Times bestseller that is a “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences” (The New York Times Book Review). Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of 2021, Anthony Doerr’s gorgeous third novel is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope—and a book. In Cloud Cuckoo Land, Doerr has created a magnificent tapestry of times and places that reflects our vast interconnectedness—with other species, with each other, with those who lived before us, and with those who will be here after we’re gone. Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, 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. This she reads to her ailing sister as the walls of the only place she has known are bombarded in the great siege of Constantinople. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, miles from home, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the invading army. His path and Anna’s will cross. Five hundred years later, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno, who learned Greek as a prisoner of war, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. She has never set foot on our planet. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders who find resourcefulness and hope in the midst of gravest danger. Their lives are gloriously intertwined, and Doerr’s dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own. 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.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-09-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780008478308

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A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION PICK OF 2021 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’s FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-04-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781501173219

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A cloth bag containing 20 paperback copies of the title that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

Cloudcuckooland

Cloudcuckooland
Author: Simon Armitage
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-11-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780571261789

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From his home in a West Yorkshire village proverbially associated with cuckoos, Simon Armitage has been probing the night sky with the aid of a powerful Russian telescope. The sequence of eighty-eight poems at the heart of CloudCuckooLand springs from this preoccupation, each poem receiving its title from one of the constellations, while turning out to be less concerned with pure astronomy than with moments in the life of the poet's mind.

Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2008-06-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781416573166

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Documents the award-winning writer's experiences of living, working, and raising twin sons in Rome during the year following his receipt of a prestigious Rome Prize stipend, a period during which he attended the vigil of the dying John Paul II, brought his children on a snowy visit to the Pantheon, and befriended numerous locals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743223621

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The "perilously beautiful" (Boston Globe) first story collection by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All The Light We Cannot See and Cloud Cuckoo Land. 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.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Steven Sivell
Publsiher: Ziji Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2007-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0955405106

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In a world where life has become very cheap, dog eat dog methods take over and readers are left wondering if there are any heroes left in this hostile, surreal environment. Only Leonard realises that the gloves are really off and organised evacuation plans are just a series of corrupted lies. Can his resourceful wild card, set on securing an eccentric escape route, offer those worth saving some kind of future?

Last Days in Cloud Cuckooland

Last Days in Cloud Cuckooland
Author: Graham Boynton
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1997
Genre: Africa, Southern
ISBN: UOM:39015040610027

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A former anti-apartheid journalist offers an incisive study of white African culture, discussing the various roles of whites in Africa, the changing world of South Africa, and the controversial concept of recolonization as a solution to the post-colonial problem. 20,000 first printing.

The Best American Short Stories 2019

The Best American Short Stories 2019
Author: Anthony Doerr,Heidi Pitlor
Publsiher: Best American Series (R)
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781328465825

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#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. #1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. Doerr and the series editor, Heidi Pitlor, winnow down twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.

Memory Wall

Memory Wall
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781439182857

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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, and Cloud Cuckoo Land, "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.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Author: Naomi Mitchison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2011-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1849210349

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Ancient Greek history and politics fascinated Naomi Mitchison, and in particular the long antagonism or rivalry of Athens and Sparta. In this, her second novel, she investigates the two city states through Alxenor, a young man from the tiny island of Poieessa, which changes hands as the balance of power changes. He does not choose his loyalty in a theoretical way, but as he experiences rough treatment from both. By Alxenor's day, Athens had declined from the golden age of Perikles, and the city was prone to bully smaller entities, but he is forced to recognise the much worse reality of Spartan civilisation, with iron discipline, cruelty and loss of individuality. Eventually, Mitchison came to see even the twentieth century in terms of struggles between Athens and Sparta, democracy and totalitarianism. Isobel Murray is Emeritus Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

The King s English

The King s English
Author: Betsy Burton
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2006-08-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1423601246

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The author provides anecdotes of her life as an independent bookstore owner, from her dinner party with Isabel Allende, to relationships with customers and struggles to stay open in the face of competition from chain bookstores.

Cloud Cuckoo Land and Other Odd Spots

Cloud Cuckoo Land  and Other Odd Spots
Author: Bernard Lodge
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: PSU:000046104878

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The reader takes a rhyming trip to places not on many maps including Hairland, the Hanging Hills, Ice Cone Island, and Yewtopia.

Reading Group Choices

Reading Group Choices
Author: Reading Group Choices
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008
Genre: Book clubs (Bookselling)
ISBN: 0975974475

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