The History of Love

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - Fiction - 252 pages
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A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son, and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he s still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill, and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of extraordinary depth and beauty. Vertiginously exciting. New York Times At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious. Washington Post Krauss writers like an angel. Guardian One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one s breath away. Spectator It restores your faith in fiction. It restores all sorts of faith Ali Smit It s the sort of book that makes life bearable after all. Miami Herald Nicole Krauss has been hailed by theNew York Times as one of America s most important novelists. She is the author of the international bestseller Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. "
 

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Wonderful Love Story

User Review  - ArielsMisery - Borders

I read this story some years ago and truly fell in love with it. It has memorable quotes and a love story that stays with you for a long time. I really liked it and recommend it to anyone. Read full review

His Story of Love

User Review  - oldtom - Overstock.com

In spite of my 5 star rating there are 2 negatives1 Familiarity with Jewish culture helps occasionally there is an explanation.2 In general each chapter starts with a one of the characters narrating ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
35
Section 3
65
Section 4
75
Section 5
110
Section 6
119
Section 7
151
Section 8
153
Section 21
227
Section 22
228
Section 23
229
Section 24
230
Section 25
231
Section 26
232
Section 27
234
Section 28
235

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
192
Section 12
203
Section 13
207
Section 14
219
Section 15
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Section 16
222
Section 17
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Section 18
224
Section 19
225
Section 20
226
Section 29
236
Section 30
237
Section 31
238
Section 32
239
Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Nicole Krauss has been hailed by the New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists.” She is the author of the international bestseller Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

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