The Shell Collector

Stories

By Anthony Doerr
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142002964, 224pp.)

Publication Date: February 15, 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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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, 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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