The History of Love
2 journalers for this copy...
I picked this up from the friends of the Wilmette Library book sharing shelves at the community recreation center when I worked in the building a few years ago. I recently pulled this from my TBR pile to read and release.
Journal Entry 2
Evanston, Illinois USA on Monday, November 12, 2018
This was very different from what I expected from the back cover synopsis. I enjoyed it but was not expecting what I read. I loved how these characters that seemed unrelated were slowly drawn together as we the readers along with Alma discover more about the mysterious book The History of Love.
ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE.
A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness.
Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty" (Newsday).
Journal Entry 3
Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe, Illinois USA on Sunday, November 18, 2018
Released 9 mos ago (11/17/2018 UTC) at Chicago Botanical Gardens in Glencoe, Illinois USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
left on a bench outside the Lendhart Library in the Regenstein Center before the Book Talk by Marta McDowell
Journal Entry 4
Glencoe, Illinois USA on Sunday, November 18, 2018
I found this on a bench at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Much appreciated. I'm traveling from NJ this week and had finished my book (a Willa Cather). I have just started it. Very promising.