ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed motherâ€™s loneliness. New York Times Bestseller Winner of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Winner of the Borders Original Voices Award Finalist for the Orange Prize #1 Booksense Pick Winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Award Winner of Franceâ€™s Prix du Meilleur Livre Ä–tranger Award Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know heâ€™s still alive. But it wasnâ€™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 â€śextraordinary depth and beautyâ€ť (Newsday).