A Dozen Re(a)d Roses for Valentines from Square Books


LITERARY LOVE: Great Writers on Love and Romance 
by Isobel Carlson
Skyhorse Publishing ($12.95) 

 
"Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart." --Charles Dickens




  ARE YOU MY BOYFRIEND?
by C. B. Bryza, illustrated by Simon Greiner
Gallery Books, ($14.99)

 

 
A picture book for grown-up children based on, of course, the great P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother?



 100 LOVE SONNETS
by Pablo Neruda
University of Texas Press, ($18.95)

Written for his beloved wife, Matilde, this collection contains both the original Spanish and English translations of Neruda's famous poems.  
 


THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA -- Signed Copies 
by Mary Miller
Liveright, ($24.95)


Witty and moving, this novel follows a family of four as they drive across country to California to witness the Rapture.


  
ONE MORE THING -- Signed Copies
by B. J. Novak
Knopf, ($24.95)

A debut collection of short stories from the writer, actor, and director of The Office. Novak's stories are "sly and playful, but they pack a real emotional wallop."
--Tom Perotta




STARTING OVER: Stories -- Signed Copies
by Elizabeth Spencer
Liveright, ($24.95)

"What [these] stories do wonderfully, for me, is explore the ties that bind -- in families, friendships, communities, marriages -- how mysterious, twisted, chafing, inescapable, and life-supporting such ties are."      
                                                                     --Alice Munro



FAMOUS WRITERS I HAVE KNOWN -- Signed Copies 
by James Magnuson
Norton, ($25.95)

"...a droll, understated, ultimately sweet-tempered by also keenly savvy send-up of the much-lamented (and misunderstood) creative writing industry in America."
-- Richard Ford
--Richard Ford



GLITTER AND GLUE
by Kelly Corrigan
Ballentine Books, ($26.00)

"I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my mother."
--Elizabeth Gilbert



UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY
by Nancy Horan
Ballentine Books, ($26.00)

A passionate retelling of the love affair between Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island) and his American-born wife, Franny. By the author of Loving Frank.



THE CRANE WIFE
by Patrick Ness
Penguin, ($26.95)

The love story between middle-aged divorcé George and the mysterious Kumiko reminds us about the necessities of love and forgiveness, which, as one character points out, are sometimes the same thing.



 I ALWAYS LOVED YOU
by Robin Oliveira

Viking, ($27.95)

A fictionalized portrait of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.




THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE 
-- Signed Copies
by Ann Patchett
Harper, ($27.99)


A collection of essays that range in topic from marriage to divorce to real estate--full of wit, hope, and poignancy.