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The Shell Collector: Stories - Anthony Doerr
The Shell Collector: Stories
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The exquisitely crafted stories in Anthony Doerr's acclaimed debut collection take readers from the African coast to the pine forests of Montana to the damp moors of Lapland, charting a vast physical and emotional landscape. Doerr explores the human condition in all its varieties-metamorphosis,... show more
The exquisitely crafted stories in Anthony Doerr's acclaimed debut collection take readers from the African coast to the pine forests of Montana to the damp moors of Lapland, charting a vast physical and emotional landscape. Doerr explores the human condition in all its varieties-metamorphosis, grief, fractured relationships, and slowly mending hearts-and conjures nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power. Some of his characters contend with tremendous hardship; some discover unique gifts; all are united by their ultimate deference to the mysteries of the universe outside themselves.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142002964 (0142002968)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Nyssa's Reading Life
Nyssa's Reading Life rated it
5.0 The Shell Collector: Stories
I don't know what I was expecting from this book, but I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. I am usually wary of literary fiction that dwells so much on nature; sometimes these stories feel like they abandon story and human resonances for their description and exultation in unqualified nat...
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it
4.0
A collection of stories about people vs time, how we cocoon ourselves in certain seasons and come alive in others. Favorites were The Hunter's Wife and So Many Chances. The latter made me want to read more stories about summer people vs townies.
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