“Six stories, so beautifully and completely crafted, each leaving the reader to want more. Doerr writes likes he’s lived all over the world, revealing the human spirit in as many different ways as there are places. Lithuania, China, South Africa, WWII Germany, and our own Midwest, each presented in perfect prose. There is no letdown in this collection. You will anticipate it, but each story is as good as the one before it, containing some thread of memory, which becomes a path, leading to truths we wouldn’t otherwise know.”—Leigh Ann Giles, Western Associated Students’ Bookstore, Bellingham
This book was selected by a committee of Northwest indie booksellers for its 2010 Shortlist.