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TONIGHT! An Evening with Anthony Doerr at WWU's Performing Arts Center

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Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
516 High St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Village Books is pleased to present Anthony Doerr for the trade paperback release of his latest bestseller Cloud Cuckoo Land, a finalist for the National Book Award. Doerr is also the author of All the Light We Cannot See, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Alex Award, and a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Anthony Doerr will be signing books after the event. Masks are required to enter the signing line.

Tickets are $25 for one person which includes a signed copy of Cloud Cuckoo Land OR $31 for two people and one signed copy of Cloud Cuckoo Land.*

Tickets are available online, by phone (360)650-6146, or in person from Western Washington University's box office. Standard fees apply for online tickets.

Online ticket sales will end at 6pm on Friday, September 30. Tickets will be available at the door.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of recent times, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope, and a book.

In the 15th century, an orphan named Anna lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople. She learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds what might be the last copy of a centuries-old book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the army that will lay siege to the city. His path and Anna’s will cross.

In the present day, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno rehearses children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege.

And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father.

Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders whose lives are gloriously intertwined. Doerr’s dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own.

Praise for Cloud Cuckoo Land:
“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post

 “...wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences” -- The New York Times Book Review

Anthony Doerr is the author of 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.

Tickets are $25 for one person which includes a signed copy of Cloud Cuckoo Land OR $31 for two people and one signed copy of Cloud Cuckoo Land.*
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and this show is likely to sell out so please arrive before 7pm! Doors open at 6:30pm.

*If you are unable to attend at the last minute, a copy of Cloud Cuckoo Land will be held for you at Village Books until October 14, after which, your copy is forfeit. To claim copies after the event, proof of non-attendance will be required from Western's box office.

Books: 
Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982168445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 27th, 2022

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501173219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

About Grace: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476789019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2015

Memory Wall: Stories By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439182840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - July 5th, 2011

The Shell Collector: Stories By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439190050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - January 4th, 2011

Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781416573166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2008

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