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Cloud Cuckoo Land (B&N Exclusive Collector's Edition)

Cloud Cuckoo Land (B&N Exclusive Collector's Edition)

by Anthony Doerr

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This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Deluxe Edition will have a full cloth binding stamped; gold stamping on the cover and spine; gold end-papers, and a navy blue ribbon marker, as well as an essay by Anthony Doerr, tying together--as only he can--boundary walls, fear of the unknown, sacred gateways, and reading across a lifetime.

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a broken world, who find resilience, hope, and story.

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982194796
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 09/28/2021
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 4,806
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Anthony Doerr (1973) is an American author of novels and short stories. He is best known for his 2014 novel All the Light We Cannot See which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His first book, published in 2002 was a collection of short stories titled The Shell Collector. His first novel About Grace was published in 2004, but it was not until 2014 that he became widely recognized. He currently resides in Boise, Idaho with his family.


Boise, Idaho

Date of Birth:

October 27, 1973

Place of Birth:

Cleveland, Ohio


B.A., Bowdoin College, 1995; M.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 1999

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