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Four Seasons in Rome

Four Seasons in Rome

(2007)
On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
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Anthony Doerr has received many awards -- from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins.

Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him -- and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself.

This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft -- the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 1-4165-4001-6 / 978-1-4165-4001-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 0-00-726529-8 / 978-0-00-726529-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 1-4165-7316-X / 978-1-4165-7316-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
ISBN: 1-4423-9497-8 / 978-1-4423-9497-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Author(s): Anthony Doerr
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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