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The History of Love

by Nicole Krauss

Part of the Penguin Essentials Series

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction The Evergreens

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The History of Love explores the lasting power of the written word and the lasting power of love. The book was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and was the winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

The History of Love Synopsis

'When I was born my mother named me after every girl in a book my father gave her called The History of Love...' Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author. Across New York an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer. He spends his days dreaming of the love lost that sixty years ago in Poland inspired him to write a book. And although he doesn't know it yet, that book also survived: crossing oceans and generations, and changing lives...

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The History of Love Press Reviews

'Wonderfully affecting...brilliant, touching and remarkably poised.' Sunday Telegraph

'A tender tribute to human valiance. Who could be unmoved by a cast of characters whose daily battles are etched on out mind in such diamond-cut prose?' Independent on Sunday

'Devastating...one of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one's breath away.' Spectator

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241973639
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141019970
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241973639
Publication date: 6th August 2015
Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestseller The History of Love, which was published by Penguin in 2005. It won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-fivelanguages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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