I was searching for a new novel to read on Barnes and Noble when I came across a banner advertising the novel Cloud Cuckoo Land, written by the beloved prize-winning author Anthony Doerr. From the sound of the description, it is an unforgettable epic from a master storyteller at the top of his craft. I can't wait to give it a read!
As stated on the Barnes and Noble website, the summary for Cloud Cuckoo Land is:
"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."
If anyone else is interested in checking out the book Cloud Cuckoo Land (Signed B&N Exclusive Book) by Anthony Doerr, click the image up above!
- Written by a prize-winning author
- Exclusive B&N edition, signed by the author and containing an essay written by him
- A unique and enchanting tale
- Excellent reviews
I can't wait to read this book. I liked his previous work, and the reviews for this newest book are just as stellar - hopefully it lives up to the hype!