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  • 4 of 23 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 6 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library. (Show)

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19 current holds with 23 total copies.

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"In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world. Twelve-year-old Anna lives in a convent where women toil all day embroidering the robes of priests. She learns to read from an old Greek tutor she encounters on her errands in the city. In an abandoned priory, she finds a stash of old books. One is Aethon's story, which she reads to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens.... In Lakeport, Idaho, in 2020, Seymour, a young activist bent on saving the earth, sits in the public library with two homemade bombs in pressure cookers--another siege. Upstairs, eighty-five-year old Zeno, a former prisoner-of-war, and an amateur translator, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon's adventures. Konstance, encased on a spaceship decades from now, has never lived on our beloved Earth. Alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to "all the information in the world," she knows Aethon's story through her father. Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land is about the power of story and the astonishing survival of the physical book when for thousands of years they were so rare and so feared, dying, as one character says, "in fires or floods or in the mouths of worms or at the whims of tyrants." It is a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship--of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart." -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library F DOERR (Text) 37801000687622 Adult Fiction Book None 10/21/2021 Checked out 12/11/2021
Athena Public Library FIC DOE (Text) 37813000186810 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/28/2021 Checked out 12/06/2021
Hermiston Public Library Sci-Fan DOER (Text) 37838000830133 SciFi/Fantasy Book Branch_Only_3months 11/22/2021 In process -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Doerr (Text) 37862000485102 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 10/12/2021 Available -
Umatilla Public Library F Doe (Text) 37882001876414 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 09/29/2021 Available -
Weston Public Library F DOE (Text) 37886000123314 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 10/07/2021 Checked out 12/08/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982168438
  • ISBN: 1982168439
  • Physical Description: 626 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world. Twelve-year-old Anna lives in a convent where women toil all day embroidering the robes of priests. She learns to read from an old Greek tutor she encounters on her errands in the city. In an abandoned priory, she finds a stash of old books. One is Aethon's story, which she reads to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens.... In Lakeport, Idaho, in 2020, Seymour, a young activist bent on saving the earth, sits in the public library with two homemade bombs in pressure cookers--another siege. Upstairs, eighty-five-year old Zeno, a former prisoner-of-war, and an amateur translator, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon's adventures. Konstance, encased on a spaceship decades from now, has never lived on our beloved Earth. Alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to "all the information in the world," she knows Aethon's story through her father. Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land is about the power of story and the astonishing survival of the physical book when for thousands of years they were so rare and so feared, dying, as one character says, "in fires or floods or in the mouths of worms or at the whims of tyrants." It is a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship--of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Space and time > Fiction.
Future, The > Fiction.
Libraries > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
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