Anthony Doerr presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures
We do remember Anthony Doerr coming over to Elliott Bay from his Boise home to read from his early short-story collections, his first novel, About Grace, and his memoir, Four Seasons in Rome. He is in different territory now in terms of venue, making this planned in-person appearance for his much-anticipated new novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land (Scribner). The anticipation is more than justified.
"Doerr demonstrates a singular gift for bringing these complex, fully realized characters to empathetic life in this brilliantly imagined story, which moves backward and forward in time ... One of the joys of reading Cloud Cuckoo Land is discovering the threads that link the five characters’ lives, which ultimately cohere in ways that are simply unforgettable, as is this amazing gift of a novel."—Booklist.
“Doerr’s first book since his Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See and even grander in conception and delivery . . . . [Cloud Cuckoo Land] is a glorious golden mesh of stories that limns the transformative power of literature and our need to both dream big and arrive back home in a world that will eventually flow on without us. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal.
Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and other independent bookstores. Benaroya Hall is at 200 University Street. We are planning to be there with books, too!