Adult Fiction KRAUSS
Summary: Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . . Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty" ( Newsday ).
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Came to America seeking Alma, the girl he had loved, who came to America first; wrote a book about her which later on was published under a different name.
Age: Young adult
Has to deal with her unstable brother and her widowed mother; has memories of her father who passed away from cancer; reads a book about another Alma which turns out to be Leo's lost novel.