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Isn't perfect love a bit boring? Discover a selection of unrequited love tales, twisted relationships and other "alien meets girl" stories for an unusual Valentine's Day!

 

Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2011

by Gary Shteyngart

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

 

SELECTED ONE OF 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San...


The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories

by Simon Rich

In "Center of the Universe," God struggles to balance the demands of his career with the needs of his long-term girlfriend. In "Magical Mr. Goat," a young girl's imaginary friend yearns to become "more than...


Dirty Love

by Andre Dubus III

In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking...


The Silent Wife: A Novel

by A. S. A. Harrison

"This summer's Gone Girl - I gobbled it down in one sitting." - Anne Lamott, People

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful...


Revolutionary Road

by Richard Yates

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a...


The Goldfinch: A Novel

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014

by Donna Tartt

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt...


The Night Guest

by Fiona McFarlane

A mesmerizing first novel about trust, dependence, and fear, from a major new writer

Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside of town. Her routines are few and small....


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