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A Local Kind of Love

Hilary and MikeEngaged and opening a bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe are in love, with each other and with books. Literati Bookstore, currently Gustafson and Lowe’s labor of love (the floors are going in today), is scheduled to open late next month. Today, on the Literati Bookstore blog, Gustafson and Lowe offer a list of their favorite love stories. Take a look, add to their list, and follow the progress of some serious literature lovers.

Love is everywhere: in our protagonists, our antagonists, and our favorite books. Today, Hilary and I quickly scanned our personal bookshelves for our favorite books about love of any kind. Here are some of our favorites. We’d love to hear some of yours, too.

Cute Love: Love Is Walking Hand In Hand, by Charles Schulz.

Doomed Love: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Teen Love: The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green.

Book Love: Too Loud A Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal.

Parental Love: Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson.

Sexy Love: Written On The Body, by Jeanette Winterson.

Self-Sacrificial Love: The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.

Hollywood Love: Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter.

Dog Love: Where The Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls.

Sports Love: The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach.

Drug Love: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson.

Nature Love: A Sand County Almanac, by Aldo Leopold.

Misguided Dystopian Love: Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart.

What are some of your favorite love stories?

My (second) valentine goes to the first person who can passage identify the following:

“My friend Mel McGinnis was talking. Mel McGinnis is a cardiologist, and sometimes that gives him the right.”

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