The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
EXCELLENT characterisation is one of the major strengths of this touching, eloquent book. Krauss uses distinctive and contrasting linguistic styles to conjure up the characters of lonely Polish immigrant Leo Gursky and determined, lively 14-year-old Alma
EXCELLENT characterisation is one of the major strengths of this touching, eloquent book.
Krauss uses distinctive and contrasting linguistic styles to conjure up the characters of lonely Polish immigrant Leo Gursky and determined, lively 14-year-old Alma Singer.
Leo, who is living out his last years in New York, is hesitant, thoughtful and controlled.
He fell in love as a child and wrote a book in honour of his love, and now exists dreaming of both the girl and his book, which he assumes is lost.
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Impatient Alma, who is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness, tells her tale in short sharp bursts neatly organised under numbered headings.
After she stumbles across a book that changed her mother's life and goes in search of the author, soon the two characters' worlds collide.
- 1 Why grass in Stevenage and North Herts public areas isn't cut
- 2 Surprise care home inspection finds residents at risk
- 3 Closure order for Hitchin bungalow following anti-social behaviour
- 4 Two people taken to hospital with serious injuries after Clothall Road crash
- 5 Officers investigating vehicle interferences urge victims to come forward
- 6 'Music legends' Aswad impress at LGC Live event in town centre
- 7 The beach is back! Hitchin to welcome the return of sun and sand for the ultimate staycation
- 8 New mental health unit earmarked for Stevenage
- 9 Lasting tribute to schoolgirl after tragic death
- 10 A family affair and club history make it a special day for Letchworth
Thanks to Ottakar's of Stevenage