Publish Date

October 2021

The Man Who Died Twice - The Thursday Murder Club Book 2

Anthony Doerr


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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See

comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story of

resilience, hope – and a book. ‘Sets him comfortably alongside Tolkien,

Rowling and David Mitchell, and he is a much more elegant writer than

two of those … Cloud Cuckoo Land is an impressive achievement and a joy to read. Serious novels are rarely this fun’ – The Times

Bound together by a single ancient text, the unforgettable characters of Cloud Cuckoo Land

are dreamers and outsiders figuring out the world around them:

thirteen-year-old Anna and Omeir, an orphaned seamstress and a cursed

boy, on opposite sides of the formidable city walls during the 1453

siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour and octogenarian Zeno

in an attack on a public library in present-day Idaho; and Konstance,

decades from now, who turns to the oldest stories to guide her community

in peril.

Doerr has created a tapestry of times and places that reflects our own

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 beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship – of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.

‘A humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences. Cloud Cuckoo Land is ultimately a celebration of books, the power and possibilities of reading’ – New York Times

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