Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doer (Scribner, 2021)
Taking a slight risk (but only slight), I’m starting off by recommending a book I haven’t yet read – Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doer, author of All The Light We Cannot See. Fortunately, others have already devoured the book and can recommend it with authority. An ancient text becomes the thread linking events during the siege of Constantinople in 1453, an attack on a library in Idaho in the present day, and a community in peril in the future – a beautifully written book about stewardship and the human heart. It’s on my Christmas list (hint to husband, Ralph!).