Monday, January 19, 2009

Payback/History of Love

The book club for Payback was very successful! Everyone spare one seemed to really enjoy reading the book, and our lone objector was coming around by the end of our meeting (due to our enthusiasm or just peer pressure, I'm not sure...).

Next up is Nicole Krauss's The History of Love. Here's an interesting article on Krauss from NY Magazine... From the WaPo:
Even in moments of startling peculiarity, [Krauss] touches the most common elements of the heart. For Leo, obsessed with his death but struggling to be noticed, and for Alma, ready to grow up but arrested by her mother's grief, the persistence of love drives them to an astonishing connection. In the final pages, the fractured stories of The History of Love fall together like a desperate embrace.

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