The History of Love

by Nicole Krauss

In Brief

Leopold Gursky is an elderly New Yorker who dreams of his one true love and the book he wrote for her – both of which he believes to have been lost forever. Meanwhile, teenage Alma Singer is trying to come to terms with the death of her father and fix her mother’s broken heart. When Leo’s book mysteriously reappears, this unlikely pair find their lives intricately woven together.

Why you should read it

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006, this international bestseller is a tender tribute to love, loss, art and imagination.

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