Top 10 Difficult Love Stories - List by The Guardian™

Top 10 Difficult Love Stories

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Title: Bridget Joness Diary

Caught between her Singleton friends, who are all convinced they will end up dying alone and found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian, and the Smug Marrieds, whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation, Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel (or at least afloat).
Author(s): Helen Fielding
ISBN 13: 9780670880720
Pages: 271
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Title: Daniel Martin (1594-1637)

Daniel Martin's eponymous protagonist returns to England after a sojourn in Hollywood -- and sets out to rectify the sins and omissions of his past.
Author(s): Hans Ody
ISBN 13: 9780316289597
Pages: 6
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Title: Love in the Time of Cholera

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
Author(s): Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN 13: 9780394561615
Pages: 348
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Title: Addition

In Melbourne, Australia, a neurotic, 35 year old woman who loves to count meets an Irish transplant named Seamus Joseph O'Reilly and with some gentle encouragement decides to give love a chance.
Author(s): Toni Jordan
ISBN 13: 9780061582578
Pages: 260
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Title: The Good Luck of Right Now

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?
Author(s): Matthew Quick
ISBN 13: 9780062285539
Pages: 304
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Title: The Silver Linings Playbook

During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.
Author(s): Matthew Quick
ISBN 13: 9780374264260
Pages: 289
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Title: Me Before You

<p class="null1">A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</p> <p>They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .</p> <p>Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary lifesteady boyfriend, close familywho has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex?Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge lifebig deals, extreme sports, worldwide traveland now hes pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.</p> <p>Will is acerbic, moody, bossybut Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.</p> <p><i>A Love Story</i> for this generation, <i>Me Before You</i> brings to life two people who couldnt have less in commona heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?</p>
Author(s): Jojo Moyes
ISBN 13: 9780670026609
Pages: 384
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Title: Norwegian Wood

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN 13: 9780375704024
Pages: 296
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Title: The Gargoyle

On a dark road in the middle of the night, a car plunges into a ravine. The driver survives the crash, but his injuries confine him to a hospital burn unit. There the mysterious Marianne Engel, a sculptress of grotesques, enters his life. She insists they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was a mercenary and she was a scribe in the monastery of Engelthal. As she spins the story of their past lives together, the man's disbelief falters; soon, even the impossible can no longer be dismissed.
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN 13: 9780307388674
Pages: 518
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Title: Goodbye for Now

Sam Elling works for an internet dating company, but he still can't get a date. So he creates an algorithm that will match you with your soul mate. Sam meets the love of his life, a coworker named Meredith, but he also gets fired when the company starts losing all their customers to Mr. and Ms. Right...
Author(s): Laurie Frankel
ISBN 13: 9780385536189
Pages: 289
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