Random Acts of Heroic Love

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Macmillan, Jan 20, 2009 - Fiction - 388 pages
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With over 200,000 copies sold in the UK, a Richard & Judy pick, rights sold in 19 countries, called “riveting” and “mesmerizing,” this is a cinematic debut from a gifted new writer. Based on real family events, Danny Scheinmann’s novel paints a dramatic portrait of two epic love stories.

1992: Traveling through South America with his girlfriend, Leo wakes up in a hopsital to find his girlfriend is dead. He blames himself for the tragedy and is sucked into a spiral of despair. But a surprising secret leads Leo to discover something that will change his life forever.

1917: Moritz is a POW fugitve, with seven thousand kilometers of the Russian steppes separating him from his first love, whose memory has kept him alive through carnage and captivity. The war may be over, but he now faces a perilous journey and the insecurity of whether his love is still waiting.


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User Review  - polarbear123 - LibraryThing

Recommended to me by a respected authority I was intrigued by this book when flicking through and seeing the photos of the animals and the random diary entries at various points. Obviously a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book, best novel I have read for a while. This is two stories that in the end are connected. First story is of Leo getting over the death of his girlfriend Eleni who died in a bus crash ... Read full review

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DANNY SCHEINMANN is a writer, actor and storyteller where he lives in London with his wife and three children.

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