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Nicole Krauss

Biography

Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss is the internationally bestselling author of three novels: MAN WALKS INTO A ROOM, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year; THE HISTORY OF LOVE, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Saroyan Prize for International Literature; and GREAT HOUSE, a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. In 2007 she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen for the New Yorker’s ‘Twenty Under Forty’ list. Her fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than 35 languages. Nicole Krauss lives in New York.

Nicole Krauss

Books by Nicole Krauss

by Nicole Krauss - Fiction

In the wake of his parents’ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than 30 years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, Jules Epstein has felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David, who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi’s beautiful daughter, who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project --- a film about the life of David being shot in the desert --- with life-changing consequences.