The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss

Octogenarian Leo Gursky, a refugee from World War II Poland, lost his first love.  Teenager Alma Singer lost her father to cancer.  When Alma’s mother is hired to translate a book called “The History of Love,”  the stories of the two are brought together.  A beautiful, poignant exploration of love, loss, loneliness, and the need to make oneself visible to the world. 

Rating:  **** Very, very good
Reviewed by:  stc

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