About this book
A remarkable novel about a man who fell in love at the age of ten and wrote a book in the young girl's honour. Now 60 years on, his life in America is turned upside down when a young girl tracks down the author of a book, which changed her lonely mother's life forever. A captivating story of the power of love, loneliness and of survival. It was a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and the film rights have been bought by Warner Bros. 'This is undoubtedly the work of a formidably talented novelist' "Independent" *** Richard & Judy Selected Title - Available Now ***
Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author. Across New York an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer.