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The History of Love


Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006 and winner of the 2006 Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, "The History of Love" by bestselling author ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

for wordlovers only

by zazupitts on Jun 9, 2011

Krause is extraordinary! I'd read "Great House" first. This deserves attentive digestion for the full meal appreciation. She has a brilliant way with words, phrases, concepts....speaks well in many tongues. How she weaves the characters and situations together reminds me of Nabakov. This is a must ... More


A Masterpiece

by HTW1 on Jun 18, 2010

Just read this recently and it's now one of my all-time favorites. I finished it, then immediately read it again--something I never do. It's simply breathtaking, from the plot, to the pacing, to the character development. The writing style is impeccable. It's a must read. More


For all who love or wish to.

by DeMarie on Oct 13, 2007

Alison Krauss has the rare ability to speak for the widest range of characters in the most convincing and deeply touching voice. I will never miss one of her books. More


Good Book Using a Difficult Subject

by lifeinsomniac on Apr 12, 2007

"The History of Love" stars Leo Gursky, an elderly Polish gentleman who lives in New York, having escaped Poland just before the Nazi invasion. When he was a young man, he fell in love with a local girl and was inspired to write a novel entitled "The History of Love." Along side Leo's story is the ... More

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