Anthony Doerr “Cloud Cuckoo Land” Book Discussion

Join bestselling author Anthony Doerr for a live virtual event to discuss “Cloud Cuckoo Land.”


[In Conversation with award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker]
Monday, September 27th at 7PM ET
Barnes & Noble
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September 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Seattle Arts & Lectures
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[In Conversation with Betsy Burton]
September 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Organized by: The King’s English
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[In Conversation with Matt Bell]
September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Changing Hands
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October 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Organized by: Warwick’s
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October 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Left Bank Books
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[In Conversation with Jess Walter]
October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books, Gramercy Books, and Bookends & Beginnings
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[In Conversation with Quan Berry]
October 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Boswell Book Company
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[In Conversation with Lysley Tenorio]
October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
National Writers Series
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[In Conversation with Maggie Galehouse]
October 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series
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October 26 @ 7:30 pm
Hopkins Center for the Arts
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October 27 @ 11:00 am
Hopkins Center for the Arts
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[In Conversation with Mary Beth Keane]
November 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Aspen Writers Series
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About the Author:

Anthony Doerr is the author of All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Alex Award, and a #1 New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of the story collections Memory Walland The Shell Collector, the novel About Grace, and the memoir Four Seasons in Rome. He has won five O. Henry Prizes, the Rome Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award, the National Magazine Award for fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Story Prize. Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

About the Book:

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.

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