The History of Love

I read Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love in November. I thought it was absolutely stunning. So complex and multilayered. The fascinating plot is one thing that kept me reading (and sometimes going back to reread to be sure I had things straight). The characters of Leo and Alma Singer won me over completely. I don’t know when I’ve loved a character as much as Leo. But it’s Krauss’s intricate weaving of all the threads and themes that make this book a real standout — and that, for me, contain the real story.

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love, W. W. Norton & Company, 2006