The History Of Love

By Nicole Krauss, abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion.

Warren Mitchell stars as Leo Gursky, a man who has become invisible, a man who has lost everything, but a man who survives nonetheless.

Warren Mitchell stars as Leo Gursky, who was once that boy, and who is now at the end of a life that turned out very differently from his dreams.

Three lives are linked by a common thread across oceans, decades and emotions.

Read by Warren Mitchell and Sara Kestelman.

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By Nicole Krauss, abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion.

Warren Mitchell stars as Leo Gursky, a man who has become invisible, a man who has lost everything, but a man who survives nonetheless.

Warren Mitchell stars as Leo Gursky, who was once that boy, and who is now at the end of a life that turned out very differently from his dreams.

Three lives are linked by a common thread across oceans, decades and emotions.

Read by Warren Mitchell and Sara Kestelman.'Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.'.

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'When I was born my mother named me Alma after every girl in a book my father gave her called The History of Love.' So begins the second strand of Nicole Krauss's ground-breaking and tender new novel.

Vicki Simon tells the story of Alma Singer, 15, brave and determined to survive the loss of her father and her mother's consuming grief.

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An unexpected request to translate The History of Love, the book fifteen-year-old Alma was named for, leads Alma to hope she might yet find happiness for her mother.

The third and vital thread in the history of The History of Love, begins to reveal its secrets.

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Alma begins piecing together the clues surrounding the mystery of The History of Love and the identity of her namesake; and the only real friendship of Zvi Litvinoff's life reveals another part of the jigsaw.

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Leo Gursky receives an anonymous parcel, containing the novel he wrote over 60 years ago, no longer in Yiddish, but in English, with Spanish names! As Leo remembers the girl he has always loved, his lonely life comes in to focus.

Warren Mitchell continues Nicole Krauss' intriguing and compassionate new novel of three interweaving stories all born from the same words.

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Alma continues the hunt for Alma Mereminski, convinced that the character she was named for must have been real to inspire Zvi Litvinoff to write The History of Love.

And Zvi finds a reason to write after all.

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Leo goes to his son Issac's house at last and Alma traces Alma Mereminski, but there are some answers neither can find.

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Litvinoff leaves a clue and Alma comes close to finding the last and vital one, as the three strands of Nicole Krauss' new novel begin to intertwine.

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The stories of The History of Love come together in the final episode of Nicole Krauss' new novel.