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About Grace

Anthony Doerr / George Newbern
Beautifully written and compelling About Grace is the brilliant debut novel from Anthony Doerr.Growing up in Alaska young David Winkler is crippled by his dreams. At nine he dreams a man is decapitated by a passing truck on the path outside his family’s home. The next day unable to prevent it he witnesses an exact replay of his dream in real life. The premonitions keep coming unstoppably. He sleepwalks during them bringing catastrophe into his reach.Then as unstoppable as a vision he falls in love at the supermarket (exactly as he already dreamed) with Sandy. They flee south landing in Ohio where their daughter Grace is born. And then the visions of Grace’s death begin for Winkler as their waterside home is inundated. Plagued by the same horrific images of Grace drowning when the floods come he cannot face his destiny and flees.He beaches on a remote Caribbean island where he works as a handyman chipping away at his doubts and hopes never knowing whether Grace survived the flood or met the doom he foretold. After two decades he musters the strength to find out…With About Grace Anthony Doerr the Sunday Times bestselling author has once again proven his ability to craft compelling narratives. The award-winning book has been short-listed for numerous accolades solidifying its place as a bestseller in the realm of fiction.For fans of Amor Towles (Rules of Civility) Barbara Kingsolver (Demon Copperhead) Maggie O'Farrell (Hamnet) Kristin Hannah (The Women) and John Boyne (The Echo Chamber).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre General Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 20th July 2017
  • Duration 12 Hrs. 54 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008269319