Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 9781416573166
Year 2008-06-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Documents the award-winning writer's experiences of living, working, and raising twin sons in Rome during the year following his receipt of a prestigious Rome Prize stipend, a period during which he attended the vigil of the dying John Paul II, brought his children on a snowy visit to the Pantheon, and befriended numerous locals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 9781416545972
Year 2007-06-12
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 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.

Memory Wall

Memory Wall Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 143918285X
Year 2010-07-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables, the major metaphysical dreads, and he does it fearlessly" (The New York Times Book Review). Set on four continents, Anthony Doerr's new stories are about memory, the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others. Every hour, says Doerr, all over the globe, an infinite number of memories disappear. Yet at the same time children, surveying territory that is entirely new to them, push back the darkness, form fresh memories, and remake the world. In the luminous and beautiful title story, a young boy in South Africa comes to possess an old woman's secret, a piece of the past with the power to redeem a life. In "The River Nemunas," a teenage orphan moves from Kansas to Lithuania to live 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 ministrations of her grandson. Every story in Memory Wall is a reminder of the grandeur of life--of the mysterious beauty of seeds, of fossils, of sturgeon, of clouds, of radios, of leaves, of the breathtaking fortune of living in this universe. Doerr's language, his witness, his imagination, and his humanity are unparalleled in fiction today.

About Grace

About Grace Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 9781439103784
Year 2010-05-11
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first novel by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling debuts 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.

Water Dogs

Water Dogs Author Lewis Robinson
ISBN-10 9781588367907
Year 2009-01-13
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Lewis Robinson’s critically acclaimed story collection Officer Friendly was described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “eleven letter-perfect stories with the keen understanding of human nature readers expect to find in works by veterans like Alice Munro.” Now Robinson has written Water Dogs, a suspenseful, disquieting, and compulsively readable first novel that takes an unforgettable look at the delicate patchwork of a family. Bennie knows that the details of his life don’t show well. A twenty-seven-year-old college dropout with stalled ambitions, he works at an animal shelter and lives with his bullheaded older brother, Littlefield, in their old family home on Meadow Island, Maine, a house that has fallen into disrepair since their father’s untimely death several years earlier. When a massive blizzard hits the state one Saturday afternoon, Bennie, Littlefield, and a crew of roughneck war-game enthusiasts decide to play paintball at the local granite quarry. Bennie accidentally falls into a gully, landing in the hospital, and wonders if his life can get any worse. But when one of the players disappears during the storm and Littlefield becomes the main suspect in the disappearance, Bennie realizes that the game might have had much higher stakes. Then Littlefield takes off without a word of explanation, forcing Bennie to seriously question his loyalty to his enigmatic brother. With the guidance of his intrepid girlfriend, Helen, and his twin sister, Gwen, Bennie goes looking for answers, embarking on a journey that brings him closer to a truth he may not want to discover. What he finds will change his family and his life forever. Written in prose as arresting and spare as the novel’s rural Maine setting, Lewis Robinson’s Water Dogs is a marvel of modern fiction, a book rich in empathy that follows one man’s path through the uncertainties of youth and loss toward self-discovery. From the Hardcover edition.

The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 9781439190050
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Explores the variety of the human condition in a collection of short stories about love, relationships, grief, and hardship.

Un ao en Roma Four Seasons in Rome

Un ao en Roma   Four Seasons in Rome Author Anthony Doerr
ISBN-10 8466336583
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 230
Language es
Publisher
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Un a�o en Roma es el hermoso y delicado relato autobiogr�fico del Premio Pulitzer Anthony Doerr sobre su experiencia viviendo en la Ciudad Eterna. Una ciudad inagotable. Una experiencia memorable. Un paseo inolvidable. El d�a en que nacieron sus dos hijos, Anthony Doerr supo tambi�n que hab�a sido galardonado con el Premio Roma, una de las m�s prestigiosas distinciones otorgadas por la Academia Americana de las Artes y las Letras. Gracias a su dotaci�n, Doerr pudo vivir en la capital italiana con su reci�n acrecida familia durante un a�o. A lo largo de este tiempo, Doerr ley� a Plinio, a Dante, a Keats; visit� las calles y plazas m�s bellas del mundo, y asisti� al mayor funeral de la historia, el del papa Juan Pablo II. Y todo ello mientras aprend�a, entre biberones, pa�ales y noches en vela, los secretos de la paternidad. Libro de memorias, por supuesto, pero tambi�n de viajes, de arte, y casi una novela, Un a�o en Roma es el fruto de las experiencias de su autor en la Ciudad Eterna, en las que lo �ntimo y lo deslumbrante se funden por medio de la palabra. Rese�a: �Un libro maravilloso: es divertido, incisivo, tierno y rebosante de sabidur�a.� Booksense ENGLISH DESCRIPTION From the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 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. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. 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.

Too Much Tuscan Sun

Too Much Tuscan Sun Author Dario Castagno
ISBN-10 9780762751617
Year 2004-09-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Over the past several years, "the American in Tuscany" has become a literary subgenre. Launched by the phenomenal success of Frances Mayes's Under the Tuscan Sun, bookstores now burgeon with nimble, witty accounts of this clash in cultures-Americans trying to do American things in Italy and bumping against a brick wall of tradition. Too Much Tuscan Sun is Dario's, a Tuscan guide whose client base is predominantly American, account of some of his more remarkable customers, from the obsessive and the oblivious to the downright lunatic.

The Italians

The Italians Author John Hooper
ISBN-10 9781846145452
Year 2015-01-29
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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'Hooper has written a fascinating, affectionate and well-researched study that delivers the tantalising flavour of a country as hot, cold, bitter and sweet as an affogato' The Telegraph 'This portrait of a nation is required reading for anyone heading to a Tuscan villa or Puglian beach this summer' Financial Times Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind - and often belie - the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism and the reason why Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger, yet none for a hangover.

Georgia in Hawaii

Georgia in Hawaii Author Amy Novesky
ISBN-10 9780152054205
Year 2012
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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In 1939, artist Georgia O'Keeffe creates nearly twenty paintings as she tours the Hawaiian islands, but refuses to paint pictures of pineapples the way her sponsors tell her to.

50 for Your Future

50 for Your Future Author Tavis Smiley
ISBN-10 9781401948405
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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Stepping into your authentic life can be difficult, but rest assured you’re not the first one to walk this path . . .

On these gorgeously illustrated pages, media mogul and social entrepreneur Tavis Smiley shares 50 nuggets of wisdom he’s gleaned while rising from humble roots to become a critically acclaimed host of television and radio, as well as an impactful philanthropist. Through his relationships with cultural luminaries such as Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones, and personal mentors such as Rosa Parks, Peter Jennings, and Smiley’s own sagacious grandmother “Big Mama”—not to mention the lumps he’s taken along the way—Smiley has learned how to avoid pitfalls like fear and convenience, and claim your best life.

Here, Smiley offers both guidebook and toolkit to help you get on track, whether you’re just setting out on your own, or you need a course correction to keep marching toward your dreams.

A Month of Italy

A Month of Italy Author Chris Brady
ISBN-10 0985338741
Year 2013-06-15
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Life
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A Month Of Italy...What can possibly be said about Italy that hasn't been already? Primarily, that you can enjoy it too! Refreshingly relate-able in a genre previously populated by wealthy expats and Hollywood stars, this book chronicles an ordinary family taking an extraordinary trip, and most importantly, paves the way for you to take one of your own! With hilarious wit and fast-paced narrative, Brady thrills with honest commentary on what a trip of a lifetime actually feels like, and most endearingly, he succeeds in convincing you that not only should you take a similar one, but that you will! Within a few pages you'll be visualizing panoramic Tuscan vistas and breaking open the piggy bank, laughing as you turn the pages and dreaming of your own escape. This story is one of going slow in order to go fast; it's about rediscovering and bringing back into favor a lost art, namely, the art of vacation, and it is, or rather should be, a story about you. This book is not so much about how to travel as how to live.