by Anthony Doerr
29 Sept 2022
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A dazzling epic of love, war and the joy of books' Guardian ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST 'Wonderment and despair, love and destruction and hope - all find their place in its sumptuously plotted pages' Observer 'There is magic in this place ... You just have to sit and breathe and wait and it will find you' Fifteenth-century Constantinople. Present day Idaho.
The future, and humanity's last hope. Across time and space, five young dreamers are bound by a single ancient text. Together, they tell a story of a world in peril; of the power of words, of resilience, and of hope against all odds.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See returns with a heart-breaking, magnificent epic of human connection and a love letter to storytelling itself. 'Ingenious, hopeful and totally absorbing' Financial Times 'Sets him comfortably alongside Tolkien, Rowling and David Mitchell ... a joy to read.
Serious novels are rarely this fun' The Times 'This engagingly written, big-hearted book is a must-read' Daily Mirror