The Love Proof: A Novel (Hardcover)
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In this “captivating, heartfelt, and utterly unique tale” (Emily Giffin, author of The Lies That Bind), a brilliant physicist studying the nature of time embarks on an unforgettable and life-changing journey to prove that those we love are always connected to us.
Sophie Jones is a physics prodigy on track to unlock the secrets of the universe. When she meets Jake Kristopher during their first week at Yale they instantly feel a deep connection, as if they’ve known each other before. Slowly, their love lures Sophie away from school.
When a shocking development forces Sophie into a new reality, she returns to physics to make sense of her world. She grapples with life’s big questions, including how to cope with unexpected change and loss. Inspired by her connection with Jake, Sophie throws herself into her studies, determined to prove that true loves belong together.
“Fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife will be blown away by Madeleine Henry’s The Love Proof” (PopSugar), a story of lasting connection, time, and intuition. It explores the course that perfect love can take between imperfect people and urges us to listen to our hearts rather than our heads.
About the Author
Madeleine Henry is the author of two novels, The Love Proof and Breathe In, Cash Out. The Love Proof was selected by The New York Times as a New and Noteworthy book, and her novels have featured in The Washington Post, The New York Post, and Entertainment Weekly. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs after graduating from Yale in 2014. She shares more about her life on Instagram @MadeleineHenryYoga.
“A captivating, heartfelt, and utterly unique tale.” —Emily Giffin, author of The Lies That Bind
“Fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife will be blown away by Madeleine Henry’s The Love Proof. Told across decades, the book tells the story of physicist Sophie Jones’s quest to prove true love not only exists, but that soulmates will find each other in every iteration of reality.”
—The Washington Post
“The Love Proof is a fascinating story about how love opens us up to the remarkable possibilities of the universe. Smart, sexy, and scientific.”
—Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost
"Henry has done a masterful job...This book is academic and heartfelt and tender and loving. It is worth every minute spent reading it."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Whip-smart and undeniably unique, The Love Proof is a breath of fresh air."
—Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island and The Girl He Used to Know
An exquisite, utterly original novel about first love and first heartbreak. Henry’s uniquely scientific perspective makes this a must read. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue
“Henry uses deep characterizations and poetic descriptions to deliver a mesmerizing love story that contains a lot of serious science talk but luckily doesn’t require prior knowledge of physics. Fans of stories about the power of first love and the struggle to listen to one’s head or heart should not pass this one up.”—Library Journal (Starred Review)
“This brilliant novel attempts to answer the age-old question: What happens when all-consuming, passionate love comes to an end? Henry crafts a connection so real between Jake and Sophie, it left me breathless. A must-read.”
—Colleen Oakley, USA Today bestselling author of You Were There Too
“[G]enuinely endearing… [an] engaging take on the mysteries of the heart and universe.”
"I could not put this book down. Madeleine Henry has masterfully crafted a touching and timeless tale about the enduring power of first love. Just like the magic between Sophie and Jake, The Love Proof will captivate you from the start and leave you hoping it never has to end."
—Amy Blumenfeld, author of The Cast
“The beauty of the story is in Sophie's perception of time and love, and Jake's sacrifice for love. Henry's unusual novel of passions of the intellect as well as the heart is a terrific pick for book clubs whose members enjoy fiction rich in ideas and the unexpected.”
“If you’re looking for an unusual love story that spans decades, that feels modern but has an old-fashioned heart, then Madeleine Henry has written a book for you....Although it unabashedly embraces sincerity and kindness, Henry’s writing also contains intellectual as well as emotional heft.”—Christian Science Monitor