by Nicole Krauss - £8.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2006)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780141019970 | ISBN 10: 0141019972
'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 lost love 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...
"A tender tribute to human valiance. Who could be unmoved by a cast of characters whose daily battles are etched on our minds in such diamond-cut prose?"
(Independent on Sunday)
(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)