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Great love stories...

Love has inspired many tales through the ages, and most of us have read or seen them. However, have you read some of these newer classics that have inspired some good films and TV series? Enjoy.

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele

Sad, clever and funny

The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green

Hazel is sixteen years old and has terminal cancer. In the support group, she meets Augustus, a cancer survivor who lost a leg to the illness. How can you live and love normally when you know you leave everybody behind?

A beautifully written, complex story

Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez

Florentino and Fermina fall passionately in love, but Fermina marries a wealthy doctor. Florentino is devastated and never marries, though he engages in many affairs. Fifty years later, he comes to the funeral of Fermina's husband.

Short, tight and rich

A Single Man

By Christopher Isherwood

George is a middle-aged English professor living and teaching in California in the early sixties. He is grieving for his lover Jim, who died in an accident, the only person who really knew and accepted him. We follow him for a day.

Love, race and homeland


By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ifemelu and Obinze were high school sweethearts in Nigeria, but now she lives in America, and he is moving fridges in England. Yet, as the years pass, they still think of each other and their homeland. Can you go back to people and places?

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