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G of the lost love who 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 live. One of the most beautiful and saddest “experimental” love stories I’ve ever read I’ve had this novel on my TBR since January 2014 a very long time The main reason it stayed there was the author’s ex husband Jonathan Safran Foer I did not enjoy his book Everything is Illuminated and I wrongly presumed that I will not like History of Love either A stupid idea I know but from the description it felt similar Both are Jewish authors writing a book with multiple plot lines and the blurb also reminded me of Foer’s strangeness Glad I finally got the courage to read this beauty I have no idea how to review this book I also have no time at all to think so again it will be a short one There are a two main narrative voices and two episodic one Leo Gurski my favourite character is an old sad man of Polish origin living in NY He once loved a woman named Alma and wrote a book about her which was lost in the war Or was it Alma is a little girl who lost her father to a disease and her mother to grief still alive but barely She is desperately trying to make her mother feel better One day the mother receives a reuest to translate in English her favourite book which was a gift from her dead husband and which gave Alma her name As you might have already figured out there is a connection between the two characters namely the book called The History of Love I loved the structure of the novel the multiple plot lines the characters the snippets from History of Love inserted in the novel The characters live in the past back when there was no loss which makes them incapable to also live in the present I think the name History is well chosen taking that in consideration History of loss may be an even better title as another reviewer wrote That’s all my sleep deprived brain can come up with Read this novel is beautiful

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The History of LoveAn alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereFourteen year old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness Believing she might discover it in an old bo. I need to cut the crap with my preconceptions Although I almost unfailingly launch into a new novel with great enthusiasm like a kid on Christmas morning anxious to discover what hidden treasure awaits for some reason I held out little hope for Mrs Foer’s book about a book about love Maybe it’s because books about books about love aren’t usually my thing Maybe it’s because I read her husband’s bestseller last year and was less than impressed Maybe it’s because I had heard somewhere that they wrote their books together oh how a dorable bouncing ideas off one another and giving each other high fives so naturally I assumed that if Mr Foer’s book was gimmicky which it is then The History of Love would surely be a major eye roller as well rightWrongWhatever the reason I was clearly out of line and for that I owe Nicole a huge apology In this book she weaves three intersecting storylines all under a cloud of intriguing ambiguity so even though it is understood that the stories are related it isn’t exactly clear how until about two thirds of the way through And as the stories of Leopold Gursky Alma Singer and Zvi Litvinoff are told to us they leave an imprint on us even before we learn for sure who they are The History of Love is a gorgeous novel with gorgeous characters who do what characters do best they love and they lose they struggle and they fail and if lucky they learn how to pick up the pieces and survive For them survival is not a destination but a journey There’s no magic cure and there’s no end all But taken one day at a time it is possible to live a life worth living Krauss reminds us that all we really want is to remain visible—to be known to be loved and to be remembered by those who knew and loved usI won a copy of this book through World Book Night a program begun in the UK last year to spread the love of reading That program has now arrived in the US and even though I technically shouldn’t have ualified for receiving a copy of this—WBN books are supposed to have been given only to “light” readers in the hopes that they become “moderate” readers—I will make sure that it will have been worth their while by spreading my love for this book about a book about love

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The History of Love Download Ð 102 ↠ An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereFourteen 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 Ok 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 dreamin. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a uestion he wanted to spend his whole life answering” I found this uote from a listicle please don't judge me of 50 of the most beautiful sentences in literature This one particular sentence left me with a heaping serving of the feels and so without a second thought I chucked the book I was reading at that time and started reading The History of Love A few chapters later I realized that this was not the sappy romantic book I was hoping for The story is heart breaking in a way I'm uite happy to be proven wrong though Sad as it may be the prose could take your breath away I discovered another work of art beautiful than that one sentence that lead me to it The History of Love is not really much of a history at all It's like a meditation on love or an exploration of love It's the story of a bunch of people who are not only searching for love but also searching for themselves and trying to find their places in the world Once the characters' lives intertwine the ending introduces uestions of fate destiny and the things that connect us to each other and to the universe More than that though the ending reaffirms the power of love no not the sappy 80's song It sustains through the years and unites people across decades miles and circumstances In the end even though it isn't the romance I was hoping to read I still came away feeling pretty darn good about love and love stories How is it that even the people who have suffered the most from having fallen in love still remember it as the most precious thing in the universe How do the folks who have not yet experienced it know it when they see it And what in the world would be in the pages of the actual history of love I don't think one volume would cut it The book unfortunately doesn't give simple answers—but of course love is nothing if not complicated