The History of Love (Paperback)

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Combine an old man's travels through his past, the wanderings of a book that couldn't be found, and a teenage girl who must resolve a passion to her own past and what do you get? ...this book
Nicole Krauss fills our hearts with both laugh-out-loud humor and deep love that seeps unknowingly through the main character into so many other lives. The sadness that is lived through somehow creates hope; the hope breeds, once again, the memory of love. A really good, tender depiction of how the written word can once again bind us together.

— laurie


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 (Newsday).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393328622
ISBN-10: 0393328627
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 17th, 2006
Pages: 252
Language: English