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Monday, June 20, 2005

"The History of Love"

Synopsis: isolated characters (Jewish Pole who escaped the Nazis and a 14-year-old girl) try to solve mystery about the reappearance of a book entitled "History of Love." This book has received a load of good press, but what got me really interested in it was that the author, Nicole Krauss, and her husband just bought a brownstone in Brooklyn for $6.75 million, and they're only 30 years old! (Wild with jealousy.) I really wanted to dislike the book, but it turned out pretty good. A big problem for me was that it is so jam-packed with supposingly telling details about characters' idiosyncrasies that I would forget important facts about the story. (Image via