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History of Love

a book by Nicole Krauss

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  • Jul 15, 2010
I didn’t realize until after I read this that Nicole Krauss is married to Jonathon Safran Foer, but it makes so much sense because they have very similar writing styles. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been one of my favorites since I first read it and The History of Love follows suit. Both are incredibly well-written in a very alluring style.

There are a few different story lines that eventually converge at the end, but even before that as individual stories each draws you in. Each character is so well developed and believable. Krauss is an incredibly talented writer.

A lot of the book I was extremely confused, but when I finished and understood how they all came together I wanted to restart it right away. Knowing that they all came together at the end was so fascinating from the beginning because each story is so unique to the other.

Any fan of Foer would love this book, and the plot is exciting even when it is difficult to follow. The different settings are great and each character so personable. The main reason this book is so entertaining for me is because of the characters and plot. Both exciting and a great read.
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July 16, 2010
The way you describe this book reminds me of how I felt while I was reading "Peony in Love" by Lisa See. I was confused by a lot of the story, but everything came together at the end. Great review!
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Quick Tip by . August 23, 2010
This is a book about loneliness, making ourselves visible, and seeking connections. The plot is more or less about the search for the author and a particular character of a long lost book, and in that search how the cast of characters intersects. For me the plot was secondary to the truly empathetic characters that inhabit this novel. I fell in lover with every one of them, and about halfway through was already sorry it would come to an end. I finished the book at night, in bed, and when I put it …
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
Great style of storytelling. I really enjoyed all the intertwined stories even though it was really confusing at first.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
Love her style! I love the intertwining plots she and her husband, Foer, infuse into their writings.
review by . May 14, 2009
Some good things can be said about this novel. It is a book about a book, which always puts me in a positive mood.   The title hero of this book, the book 'The History of Love', was written in Yiddish by a young man in love, in Poland at about the start of WW2; first published in Spanish in Chile by a friend of the original writer, a journalist refugee Pole in Valparaiso; one copy bought by an Israeli in Buenos Aires, who gave it to his English wife, who read it to their American children in …
review by . October 28, 2008
The History of Love
My Highest Recommendation This tale is woven together so masterfully it's nearly impossible to put down. The characters and their distinct voices are rich, unique, and memorable in a way that has worked into my own personal history of the love of reading. We begin by getting to know "the oldest man in the world," Leopold Gursky. There's an ironic aspect to "Leo" as he attempts to make himself known to the world everyday. He's afraid he'll die and no one will know he's missing. This is, perhaps, …
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ISBN-10: 0393328627 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780393328622 (pbk.)
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co
Date Published: May 17, 2006
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