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The History of LoveThe History of Love by Nicole Krauss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“The History of Love” is a literary work of art. The beauty of language, of love, and of life all battle for most vibrant in this story of Leo Gursky, a man who has lived a solitary life after losing his great love long ago, and young Alma who is searching for the meaning of things for the first time at the ripe age of fourteen. Alma’s lost-boy-like brother Bird was one of my favorite characters. In a game of pretending that the opposite of truth is real, Bird yells “I have not been unhappy my entire life!” He’s too young to be so sad, but don’t we all feel that way sometimes? A moving story, an ode to the truly overwhelming power of love, Nicole Krauss shows us all how one love can change many lives…

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