The 8 Greatest Love Stories of All Time
We all love
love. These are the books—most of them unexpected—that make you feel it all over again, from the first delirious thrill to the ache of separation.
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February 10, 2012
An old-fashioned romantic drama, Julie Orringer's The Invisible Bridge is as rich in historical detail as it is human in its cast of sympathetic characters.
This on-again, off-again long-distance romance is told in the form of a painstakingly assembled faux auction catalog, resulting in not her version of the story, not his version of the story, but theirs.
The primary star of this 500-plus-page novel is Paris, which is such an obvious and exquisite setting for romance.
This graphic novel first breaks your heart with the illustrated story of Craig's lonely, isolated childhood in rural Wisconsin—complete with frigid winters, no money, a sexually abusive male babysitter and daily smackdowns from the bullies (and teachers) at school.
Told in spare, simple prose, this slim novella explores how two good cowboy buddies discover not just that they're more than friends but that they're meant to spend the rest of their lives together.
In this exquisitely written children's novel (which just happens to be perfect for adults too), little Winnie Foster falls for handsome Jesse Tuck—a 17-year-old who's stuck in time, having drunk from a real-life fountain of youth.
Not your average boy-meets-girl fairy tale, this novel about growing up, moving on and never letting go resonates with just about everyone who's had to struggle to find themselves as well as find somebody to spend their life with.
Erich Segal's slender novel begins when preppy Harvard jock Oliver and working-class Radcliffe brain Jenny meet in a library, then blossoms from sweet courtship into epic romance.