Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Marie Arana: best books about love

Marie Arana, the former editor of the Washington Post’s Book World and author of the newly released novel Lima Nights, named her six favorite books about love for The Week.

One title on the list:
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (Vintage, $15).

Florentino Ariza falls in love with Fermina Daza when she is still a child. She grows up to marry someone else, but his love never flags, even after 50 years. This is a novel of love in its infinite variety: spiritual, carnal, young, old, romantic, quotidian, and, finally, eternal.
Read about the book on Arana's list that she calls "the greatest novel of all time."

--Marshal Zeringue