Search Results: "Anthony Doerr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Don't leave for Rome without it."
A young novelist observes the Eternal City with a fresh eye. Read full book review >

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MEMORY WALL by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Doerr (Four Seasons in Rome, 2007, etc.) moves the reader gracefully from place to place (the stories span four continents), from incident to incident, and from memorable character to memorable character by focusing on small acts that have larger resonances."
A collection of six stories—at least one long enough to be considered a novella—that illustrate Doerr's sparse style, command of language and mastery of characterization. Read full book review >

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ABOUT GRACE by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"A bold attempt, nevertheless, by a gifted writer whose own future looms promisingly indeed."
A compelling protagonist and a lyrical style grounded in precise observation of the physical world: these are the hallmarks of Idaho author Doerr's complex, ambitious first novel. Read full book review >

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THE SHELL COLLECTOR by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"The best new book of short fiction since Andrea Barrett's Ship Fever. Keep your eye on Doerr."
This striking debut collection of eight stories offers several boldly imagined and scrupulously detailed explorations of the mysteries inherent in both the natural world and human interconnection. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Doerr captures the sights and sounds of wartime and focuses, refreshingly, on the innate goodness of his major characters."
Doerr presents us with two intricate stories, both of which take place during World War II; late in the novel, inevitably, they intersect. Read full book review >

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CONSIDER THIS, SEÑORA by Harriet Doerr
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A beautifully rendered novel in which the happy endings are more eloquent epiphanies than facile plot wrap-ups—and a second novel well worth the wait."
From the author of the American Book Award-winning Stones for Ibarra (1984): a novel that limns in lapidary prose a story of loss and renewal in a small Mexican village—a town transformed by Americans inadvertently ``into something more beautiful than it is.'' As in an old morality fable—without the moralizing—Doerr tells of four expatriates driven to seek refuge in a place so unfamiliar that its ``otherness'' will be the catalyst that restores them. Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE TIGER IN THE GRASS by Harriet Doerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"It seems fair to say that this fragile volume wasn't subjected to very rigorous editing, and that much of its content need not have been preserved. (First printing of 50,000)"
Largely forgettable short works by the acclaimed author of the Mexico-set Stones for Ibarra (published in 1984, when Doerr was 73) and Consider This, Se§ora (1993). Read full book review >

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ONE GORILLA by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The former British Children's Laureate has a simple point—'All primates. / All one family. / All my family… / and yours!'—and he makes it in a visually compelling way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Browne really cranks up the color intensity in this gorgeous, large-trim portrait gallery of primates. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2007

"Perhaps a book about sisters is not far behind. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Having described a father and a mother in previous outings, Browne now moves on to the pleasures of having a male sibling. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT AND THE REAL by Joëlle Anthony
Released: April 26, 2012

"A thought-provoking but flawed look into cults and homelessness. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The daughter of a well-to-do recovering alcoholic becomes homeless after her father joins a cult. Read full book review >