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All the Light We Cannot See

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Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Fiction Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.  In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

©2014 Anthony Doerr (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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About Grace

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When Anthony Doerr's The Shell Collector was published in 2002, the Los Angeles Times called his stories "as close to faultless as any writer - young or vastly experienced - could wish for." He won the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Discover Prize, Princeton's Hodder Fellowship, and two O. Henrys and shared the Young Lions Award. Now he has written one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling first 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.

©2004 Anthony Doerr. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: George Newbern
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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Four Seasons in Rome

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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.

©2007 Anthony Doerr. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Anthony Doerr
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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La luz que no puedes ver [All the Light We Cannot See]

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Premio Pulitzer de Ficción 2015. Un corazón puro puede brillar aun en la noche más oscura. Y en el más terrible de los tiempos. Marie-Laure vive con su padre en París, cerca del Museo de Historia Natural, donde él trabaja como responsable de sus mil cerraduras. Cuando, siendo muy niña, Marie-Laure se queda ciega, su padre le construye una perfecta miniatura de su barrio para que pueda memorizarla gracias al tacto y encontrar el camino a casa. A sus doce años, los nazis ocupan París y padre e hija tienen que huir a la ciudad amurallada de Saint-Malo. Con ellos se llevan la que podría ser la más preciada y peligrosa joya del museo. En una ciudad minera de Alemania, el joven huérfano Werner crece junto a su hermana pequeña, cautivado por una rudimentaria radio que ambos encuentran. Werner se convierte en un experto en construir y reparar estos aparatos cruciales para los nuevos tiempos, untalento que no pasa desapercibido a las Juventudes Hitlerianas. Siguiendo al ejército alemán, Werner deberá atravesar el corazón en guerra de Europa. Hasta que en la última noche antes de la liberación de Saint-Malo los caminos de Werner y Marie-Laure por fin se crucen. Y sus vidas cambien para siempre. N.º 1 en las listas debest sellers en Estados Unidos. Finalista del National Book Award. Mejor novela de 2014 en iTunes. Entre los mejores diez libros del año para The New York Times. Nº. 1 de ficción histórica de 2014 en Goodreads. Premio 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal de novela de la American Library Association. "Estoy leyendo un libro maravilloso. Solo llevo la mitad así que no puedo hablar hasta el final, pero es un verdadero placer. Quería contároslo. Estilo impecable, personajes maravillosos y una vívida recreación de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. ¿Qué más se puede pedir?... ¿Y no es preciosa la cubierta?" Kate Morton Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2015 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U. (P)2015 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.

Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
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The Best American Short Stories 2019

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Anthony Doerr, number-one New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, brings his “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. “As soon as you complete a description of what a good story must be, a new example flutters through an open window, lands on your sleeve, and proves your description wrong,” writes Anthony Doerr about the task of selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. The year’s best stories are a diverse, addictive group exploring everything from America’s rich rural culture to its online teen culture to the fragile nature of the therapist-client relationship. This astonishing collection brings together the realistic and dystopic, humor, and terror. For Doerr, “with every new artist, we simultaneously refine and expand our understanding of what the form can be”. Table of Contents: Anthony Doerr. "Introduction" Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. "The Era" Kathleen Alcott. "Natural Light" Wendell Berry. "The Great Interruption: The Story of a Famous Story of Old Port William and How It Ceased to Be Told (1935-1978)" Jamel Brinkley. "No More Than a Bubble" Deborah Eisenberg. "The Third Tower" Julia Elliott. "Hellion" Jeffrey Eugenides. "Bronze" Ella Martinsen Gorham. "Protozoa" Nicole Krauss. "Seeing Ershadi" Ursula K. Le Guin. "Pity and Shame" Manuel Muñoz. "Anyone Can Do It" Sigrid Nunez. "The Plan" Maria Reva. "Letter of Apology" Karen Russell. "Black Corfu" SAïD Sayrafiezadeh. Audition" Alexis Schaitkin. "Natural Disasters" Jim Shepard. "Our Day of Grace" Mona Simpson. "Wrong Object" Jenn Alandy Trahan. "They Told Us Not to Say This" Weike Wang. "Omakase"

©2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Memory Wall

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Unser Leben, unsere Welt werden durch unsere Erinnerungen zusammengehalten. Was geschieht mit uns, wenn wir sie verlieren, und welche Möglichkeiten tun sich auf, wenn andere unsere Erinnerungen wiederbeleben können? Der 74-jährigen Alma Konachek, die in einem Vorort von Kapstadt lebt, widerfährt genau dies. Sie verliert ihr Gedächtnis... Wie alle Werke Doerrs zeugt auch dieses von der Größe des Lebens - von der geheimnisvollen Schönheit der Fossilien, Wolken, Blätter - von dem atemberaubenden Glück, in diesem Universum zu leben. Die Vorstellungskraft und Sprachmacht, das Einfühlungsvermögen und die Erzählkunst Anthony Doerrs sind unvergleichlich.   >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung genießt du exklusiv nur bei Audible.

©2016 Verlag C.H.Beck oHG. Übersetzung von Werner Löcher-Lawrence (P)2018 Audible Studios

Narrator: Frank Arnold
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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