Krauss, Nicole The History of Love

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Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, The History of Love by bestselling author Nicole Krauss explores the lasting power of the written word and the lasting power of love.

'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. . .

'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

Nicole Krauss is an American bestselling author who has received international critical acclaim for her first three novels: Great House (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011), The History of Love and Man Walks into a Room (shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award), all of which are available in Penguin paperback.

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'A bewitching novel, it brims with all manner of romantic possibility and luminous connection' -- Harpers & Queen

'A new star in the literary firmament... one of the most touching stories you are ever likely to read' -- In Style

'Astounding, moving, very funny . . . a joy to read. Leo Gursky is brilliantly drawn' -- TLS

'Charming, tender and wholly original' -- J.M. Coetzee

‘A wonderful novel erupting with life . . . building to a perfect, heartbreaking end’ -- Daily Mail

‘Devastating . . . One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one’s breath away’ -- Spectator

‘Undoubtedly the work of a formidably talented novelist’ -- Independent

‘Vertiginously exciting . . . vibrantly imagined . . . Ms. Krauss's work is illuminated by the warmth and delicacy of her prose’ -- New York Times

‘Wonderfully affecting . . . brilliant, touching and remarkably poised’ -- Sunday Telegraph

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'The History of Love' has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

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