Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

Valentine’s Day

In the News: This week we cover St. Valentine’s Day: LoveLustRomanceInfatuationAffectionCrushesIntimacyCourtshipMarriageSpousePartnerCompanionMateChocolateFlowers

We also consider the other end of the spectrum: Breakups Broken Hearts Divorce

Fiction/Drama TitlesNon-Fiction Titles


03: A Novel
By Jean-Christophe Valtat. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Call Number: PQ2682 .A438 O1813 2010

The Act of Love
By Howard Jacobson. Simon & Schuster, 2009
Call Number: PR6060 .A32 A64 2009

Angst Essen Seele Auf (Ali, Fear Eats the Soul) (DVD)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Criterion Collection, 2003
Call Number: PN1997 .A535 2003 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Arnold Wesker’s Love Plays
By Arnold Wesker. Oberon Books, 2008
Call Number: PR6073 .E75 A89 2008

Brooklyn: A Novel
By Colm Tóibin. Scribner, 2009
Call Number: PR6070 .O455 B76 2009

Dark Princess: A Romance
By W.E.B. DuBois. Oxford University Press, 2007
Call Number: PS3507 .U147 D37 2007

Diem Tinh – Authored by FAU Libraries Staff Member
By Huong Kim Pham. Number-One Printing, 2010
Call Number: PL4378.8 .P52 2010

The Disappeared
By Kim Echlin. Black Cat, 2009
Call Number: PR9199.3 .E26 D57 2009

Gertrud (DVD)
Directed by Carl Dreyer. Criterion Collection, 2001
Call Number: PN1997 .G4453 2001 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Girl with Glass Feet: A Novel
By Ali Shaw. Henry Holt and Co, 2009
Call Number: PR6119 .H387 G57 2010

Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me?: A Novel
By Barbara Renaud González. University of Texas Press, 2009
Call Number: PS3607 .O556 G65 2009

A Happy Marriage: A Novel
By Rafael Yglesias. Scribner, 2009
Call Number: PS3575 .G53 H37 2009

Marry or Burn: Stories
By Valerie Trueblood. Counterpoint, 2010
Call Number: PS3620 .R84 M37 2010

The Thing Around Your Neck
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Call Number: PR9387.9 .A34354 T55 2009

The Three Weissmanns of Westport
By Cathleen Schine. Sarah Crichton Books, 2010
Call Number: PS3569 .C497 T47 2010

What The y Found: Love on 145th Street
By Walter Dean Myers. Wendy Lamb Books, 2007
Call Number: PZ7 .M992 Wgr 2007 (Boca Raton Children’s Literature Collection)

The Widower’s Tale
By Julia Glass. Pantheon Books, 2010
Call Number: PS3607 .L37 W56 2010

Wings of Desire (DVD)
Directed by Wim Wenders. Criterion Collection, 2009
Call Number: PN1997 .W564 2009 (Boca Raton Media Center)


Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet
By Carol Off. Vintage Canada, 2007
Call Number: HD9200 .A2 O34 2007 (At Treasure Coast)

Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
By Steve Almond. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004
Call Number: HD9330 .C653 U513 2004

Chaucer from Prentice to Poet: The Metaphor of Love in Dream Visions and Troilus and Criseyde
By Edward I. Condren. University Press of Florida, 2008
Call Number: PR1875 .L6 C66 2008

Chocolate on Trial: Slavery, Politics, and the Ethics of Business
By Lowell J. Satre. Ohio University Press, 2005
Call Number: HD9200 .G72 S38 2005

Cinema of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies
By Dominique Mainon and James Ursini. Limelight Editions, 2007
Call Number: PN1995.9 .L6 M35 2007

Cocoa and Chocolate, 1765-1914
By William Gervase Clarence-Smith. Routledge, 2000
Call Number: HD9200 .A2 C53 2000

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
By Elizabeth Gilbert. Viking, 2010
Call Number: HQ834 .G48 2010

Crafting the Culture and History of French Chocolate
By Susan J. Terrio. University of California Press, 2000
Call Number: TX817 .C4 T47 2000 (Also available via NetLibrary)

Cupid in Early Modern Literature and Culture
By Jane Kinglsey-Smith. Cambridge University Press, 2010
Call Number: PR428 .D47 K56 2010

Debate of the Romance of the Rose
Edited and translated by David F. Hult. The University of Chicago Press, 2010
Call Number: PQ1529 .D44 2010

Desire: Women Write about Wanting
Edited by Lisa Solod Warren. Seal Press, 2007
Call Number: HQ1206 .D47 2007

Dickens and the Rise of Divorce: The Failed-Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition
By Kelly Hager. Ashgate, 2010
Call Number: PR4592 .D57 H34 2010

Divorce: Causes and Consequences
By Alison Clarke-Stewart and Cornelia Brentano. Yale University Press, 2006
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars
By Joël Glenn Brenner. Random House, 1999
Call Number: HD9200 .U54 H473 1999

The Erotics of Consolation: Desire and Distance in the Late Middle Ages
Edited by Catherine E. Leglu and Stephen J. Milner. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Call Number: PN682 .L68 E76 2008

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
By Michael D’Antonio. Simon & Schuster, 2007
Call Number: F1435.3 .F7 C46 2006

History of the Rose
By Roy E. Shepherd. Macmillan, 1954
Call Number: SB411 .S534

Intimacies: Love and Sex Across Cultures
Edited by William R. Jankowiak. Columbia University Press, 2008
Call Number: GN484.3 .I68 2008

James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire
By Janine Utell. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Call Number: PR6019 .O9 Z88 2010

The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce
By Hallie Rubenhold. St. Martin’s Press, 2009
Call Number: DA483 .W67 R83 2009

Lesbian Romance Novels: A History and Critical Analysis
By Phyllis M. Betz. McFarland & Co., 2009
Call Number: PS153 .L46 B485 2009

Love and the Incredibly Old Man: A Novel
By Lee Siegel. University of Chicago Press, 2008
Call Number: PS3569 .I377 L67 2008

Love Letters of Great Women
Edited by Ursula Doyle. St. Martin’s Press, 2009
Call Number: PS3623 .A725 L68 2009 (At Jupiter)

Love in South Asia: A Cultural History
Edited by Francesca Orsini. Cambridge University Press, 2006
Call Number: DS339 .L68 2006

Love Stories in This Town
By Amanda Eyre Ward. Ballantine Books, 2009
Call Number: PS3623 .A725 L68 2009

Love Stories of Later Life: A Narrative Approach to Understanding Romance
By Amanda Smith Barusch. Oxford University Press, 2008
Call Number: HQ1061 .B374 2008 (Also available online via NetLibrary)

By Simon Blackburn. Oxford University Press, 2004
Call Number: Available online via NetLibrary

By Michael Eigen. Wesleyan University Press, 2006
Call Number: HQ21 .E325 2006 (At Jupiter)

Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States
By Kristin Celello. University of North Carolina Press, 2009
Call Number: HQ535 .C36 2009

The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage
By Pamela C. Regan. Sage Publications, 2008
Call Number: HQ801 .R334 2008

Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King
Directed by Don Horan. A&E Home Video, 2002
Call Number: Available online via America History in Video database

More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss
By Rebecca L. Davis. Harvard University Press, 2010
Call Number: HQ10.5 .U6 D38 2010

Philosophy of Love: A Partial Summing-Up
By Irving Singer. MIT Press, 2009
Call Number: BD436 .S522 2009

The Philosophy of Sex and Love: An Introduction
By Alan Soble. Paragon House, 2008
Call Number: BD436 .S585 2008 (At Jupiter)

Richard Wagner and the Centrality of Love
By Barry Emslie. Boydell Press, 2010
Call Number: ML410 .W19 E47 2010

Swooning Beauty: A Memoir of Pleasure
By Joanna Frueh. University of Nevada Press, 2006
Call Number: HQ1059.4 .U6 F78 2006

A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century
By Cristina Nehring. Harper, 2009
Call Number: BD436 .N445 2009 (At Jupiter)

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