*** The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (2005)

Wow.  This is an abosolutely beautiful book.  Krauss takes on different narrators and it’s truly amazing that one author writes them both.  The imagery and language is gorgeous and it is a complex, moving story of Leo Gursky who was born in Poland and fell in love with a girl named Alma. They vowed to spend their lives together.  But because of the war, Leo and Alma were separated, and Leo has spent his life alone, in New York, pining for Alma.  And it is also the story of a young girl also named Alma, who has lost her father  young brother and mother.   Somehow these two stories converge, but along the way, they’re both wonderful, individual stories.  (fiction)

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