By (author) Anthony Doerr
Format: Paperback / softback
About Grace by Anthony Doerr
Book DescriptionAnthony Doerr is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller All the Light We Cannot See , named one of the best books of 2014 by the Washington Post, NPR's Fresh Air, and The New York Times Book Review, among others.The Los Angeles Times called his stories in The Shell Collector "as close to faultless as any writer young or vastly experienced could wish for." About Grace , his first novel, has been hailed as one of the most compelling and entrancing novels of recent times.David Winkler begins life in Anchorage, Alaska, a quiet boy drawn to the volatility of weather and obsessed with snow. Sometimes he sees things before they happen a man carrying a hatbox will be hit by a bus; Winkler will fall in love with a woman in a supermarket. When David dreams that his infant daughter will drown in a flood as he tries to save her, he comes undone. He travels thousands of miles, fleeing family, home, and the future itself, to deny the dream. On a Caribbean island, destitute, alone, and unsure if his child has survived or his wife can forgive him, David is sheltered by a couple with a daughter of their own. Ultimately it is she who will pull him back into the world, to search for the people he left behind. Doerr's characters are full of grief and longing, but also replete with grace. His compassion for human frailty is extraordinarily moving. In luminous prose, he writes about the power and beauty of nature and about the tiny miracles that transform our lives. About Grace is heartbreaking, radiant, and astonishingly accomplished. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143036166
Paperback / softback
(193mm x 127mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See, About Grace and the Shell Collector, Paperback (March 2017)
'I can think of very few authors who can put together a sentence with such ecstasy, whose words sing with music and such sheer rapture at what they embody' The Times A stunning box set of three beautiful books by Anthony Doerr.
All the Light We Cannot See, Hardback (November 2016)
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II
About Grace, Paperback / softback (October 2015)View all books by Anthony Doerr
Possessing an unsettling ability to predict random future events, Anchorage resident David Winkler foresees his infant daughter's drowning death and travels thousands of miles to Ohio and the Caribbean to prevent the tragedy.
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Author Biography - Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome and Memory Wall. Doerr's short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Rome Prize, and shared the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award with Jonathan Safran Foer. In 2007 Granta placed Doerr on its list of the "21 Best Young American novelists." Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.
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