The History of Love

by Nicole Krauss | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0393328627 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingnimrodielwing of Evanston, Illinois USA on 11/8/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingnimrodielwing from Evanston, Illinois USA on Thursday, November 08, 2018
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 by wingnimrodielwing at 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.

Amazon synopsis:


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 by wingnimrodielwing at 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


left on a bench outside the Lendhart Library in the Regenstein Center before the Book Talk by Marta McDowell

Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at 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.

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