Staff Favorites: Love Stories
Friday, January 27th, 2017
With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought it might be an appropriate time of year to share some of our staff members' favorite love stories. Of course, we've got a very eclectic group of readers on staff, so their selections are just as unique.
From adorable and charming to heartbreakingly beautiful, these love stories span the full spectrum of relationships. What better gift for your special someone this February 14th?
O. Henry's classic story of love and sacrifice. Recommended by Jodie.
An adorable love story that's perfect for any age. Recommended by Peter.
Though perhaps not a love story in and of itself, Gary Chapman's exploration of romantic expression is designed to help readers tell real-life love stories of their own. Recommended by Jodie.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice gets a twist with this love story: that of Sarah, the Bennets' housemaid. Recommended by Toni.
For some love stories, prose just won't do. Recommended by Peter.
A different kind of love story, told in retrospect through letters a vanished wife leaves for her husband, Swimming Lessons will be released just in time for Valentine's Day! Recommended by Jack.
A love story in relief, the narrator's story is told in contrast to the people she meets. Recommended by Toni.
What begins as a man's search for his estranged wife quickly becomes a descent into an increasingly bizarre underworld. Recommended by Christopher.
History might seem an unexpected place for a love story, but the devoted, complex, and sometimes rocky relationship between Alexander Hamilton and his wife Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton is all the more poignant for being true. Recommended by Caitlin.
A nameless, ungendered narrator serves as a canvas to explore many forms of love. Recommended by Jack.
A quintessential romance, this story of star-crossed lovers is as heartbreaking as it is captivating. Recommended by Caitlin.
The robber of Robert Walser's last novel is both a hapless and artful thief--in the reading of his farcical adventures and romantic flings, readers might well find he's also stolen away their notions of what is real and what is only imagined. Recommended by Jake.
The Binewskis are a family circus-sideshow geeks whose lives are anything but ordinary, but despite their physical oddities, the forces that drive them are entirely commonplace: love and loyalty. Recommended by Christopher.