The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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In the running for the 2006 Orange Book Prize and winner of the 2006 Best Foreign Book Prize, Nicole Krauss’s best-selling author’s Love Story explores the lasting power of written word and the lasting power of love.”When I was born, my mother named me after every daughter in a book my father gave her called The History of LoveFourteen years old, Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother’s lonelinessBelieving that she might discover in an old book that her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its authorAcross New York, an old man named Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little longerHe spends his days dreaming of the lost love that sixty years ago in Poland pushed him to write a bookAnd although he doesn’t know it yet, this book has also survived: crossing oceans and generations, and changing livesWonderfully touchingSunday Telegraph A tender tribute to man’s braveryWho could be insensitive to a font whose daily battles are engraved on the mind in such a diamond-cut proseIndependent on Sunday’Devastatingone of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fictionHe takes his breath’ Spectator Nicole Krauss is an American, best-selling author who has received international reviews for his first three novels: The Big House (nominated for the Orange Book Prize 2011), The Love Story and The Man Wanders in a Room (nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award), all of which are available in Penguin’s paperback book
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