About Grace


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Scribner Book Company
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5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author

Anthony Doerr is the author of the New York Times bestselling Cloud Cuckoo Land, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and 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 Wall and 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. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.


"A taut, gorgeously written odyssey of heartbreak and self-forgiveness."--Julia Glass, National Book Award-winning author of Three Junes
"I loved this wonderful book--its strangeness, its obsessiveness, its beautiful sentences."--Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane
"A stunning meditation on chance and pattern, exile and home. Gorgeous, transporting, and deeply, deeply satisfying. Equal parts science and magic (but all of it magical)."--Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
"A beautiful and expansive novel. . . As I neared the end, I read more and more slowly, increasingly reluctant to leave this intricately imagined world behind."--Washington Post
"One of those novels that works its way into your very dreams."--Newsday
"This mesmerizing novel is pitch perfect . . . utterly unforgettable."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"About Grace celebrates the blessings all around us, whether it's the miracle of forgiveness by our loved ones, or the miracle of nature all around us."--Denver Post
"Truly beautiful. . . Doerr has a talent for painting vibrant, enchanting scenes."--San Francisco Chronicle
"About Grace is an extended meditation on the tides and eddies of life itself, spun out in sentences that never fail to thrill, amaze or edify."--Los Angeles Times
"There's a rapture with nature expressed in prose that sings off the page; an infinitely subtle algebra of resonance and sympathy between minds, lives, objects, light, senses, weather."--New York Times
"Doerr deftly weaves a tale of one man's struggle to make peace with his life."--Vogue
"A remarkable novel."--Times Literary Supplement