The History of Love
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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“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” Leo Gursky escaped the SS in Poland, dreaming of the day he’d go ... Read full review
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This book was so different, I wasn't sure at first if I liked it, but by the end I wanted it to go on. So different from any other book I've read for a long time. Read full review