'Four seasons in Rome' charts the repercussions of that day, describing
Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the
world, and the first year of parenthood. 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 neighbourhood, whose clamour of
stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city

Anthony Doerr—Four Seasons In Rome - On Twins, Insomnia, And The Biggest Funera

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