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Anthony Doerr - Memory ​Wall
"Ranging ​from South Korea to South Africa, Anthony Doerr brilliantly conjures the landscape of memory" (The Boston Globe) in Memory Wall. In the luminous and beautiful title story, winner of a 2010 National Magazine Award, a young boy from South Africa comes to possess an old woman's secret, a piece of the past with the power to redeem a life. In "River Nemunas", a teenage orphan moves from Kansas to Lithuania to love 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 ministration of her grandson. Every story in Memory Wall is a reminder of the grandeur of life - Doerr "lingers wonderfully over the details of individual lives and suggests the enormity of those billion things contained therein - mysterious, mournful, and lovely as they are" (San Fransisco Chronicle).

Anthony Doerr - Four ​Seasons in Rome
From ​the author of the acclaimed, instant New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran) memoir about art and adventures in Rome. Anthony Doerr has received many awards -- from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him -- and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft -- the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.

Anthony Doerr - A ​láthatatlan fény
Marie-Laure ​LeBlanc, a Természettudományi Múzeumban dolgozó zseniális lakatosmester lánya hatéves korában megvakul. Az apja elkészíti számára Párizs tökéletes makettjét, hogy a lány tájékozódni tudjon a fények városában. Ám mire elkészül a miniatűr várossal, a nácik lerohanják Franciaországot és megszállják Párizst... Werner Pfennig egy német árvaházban él és különös képességgel bír: mindenféle rádiót képes megjavítani és megszólaltatni. Tehetségére hamar felfigyelnek, s Werner egy náci katonai iskolában találja magát, ahol kénytelen szembesülni a rendszer embertelenségével... A náci invázió elől Marie-Laure apjával egy távoli, tengerparti kisvárosba menekül, nagyapja egykori házába, nem utolsósorban azzal a megbízatással, hogy elrejtsék a Lángok Tengerének hívott és sötét legendákkal övezett gyémántot, amelyet a megszállók égre-földre keresnek. A háború azonban hamarosan utoléri őket, és Marie-Laure retteg a hírhedt gyémánt átkától... Anthony Doerr lírai szépségű regénye két kamasz gyermek egymásba fonódó sorsán keresztül mutatja be a II. világháború embertelen poklát, a látható sötétséget, amelyből a szilánkokra tört, halványan pislogó humánum mutatja az egyedüli kiutat: a láthatatlan fényt.

Anthony Doerr - Le ​Mur de mémoire
De ​l’Afrique du Sud à la Lituanie, de l’Allemagne nazie à la banlieue de Cleveland, les six nouvelles d’Anthony Doerr proposent un voyage troublant dans l’espace et à travers le temps. Le temps de la mémoire qui relie, comme un fil fragile, les personnages, tous hantés par la perte ou la résurgence de leur passé et confrontés à ce manque vertigineux de ce qui a été mais n’est plus. À l’image d’Alma, une veuve septuagénaire de Cape Town, à qui l’on tente curieusement de voler ses plus précieux souvenirs, dans la magnifique nouvelle qui donne son titre au recueil. _L’écriture vivante, séquencée, cache bien la sophistication du style magistral d’Anthony Doerr._ ______Liliane Kerjan, La Quinzaine littéraire. _« Ces nouvelles éclairent très subtilement les liens fragiles qui relient notre présent et notre passé, en montrant à quel point nos destins sont façonnés par la mémoire. »_ ______André Clavel, Lire.

Anthony Doerr - All ​the Light We Cannot See
From ​the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful 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. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work.

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