Nicole Krauss also wrote The History of Love which was a absolutely amazing book. Again, I love those tragic romances. Great house follows a few different story lines. In the beginning it seems they are all stories of love, but not connected at all. As the story goes on, the reader sees how different people, ideas, items, and places are intertwined. It is a touching book that shows the importance of the little things and how without realizing it, so many people can be connected.