Three new books consider romance and its complications from very different angles.
As Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity (Basic Books) by Abigail Trafford is a scholar-journalist's look at some of the many ways those darn boomers are refusing to act old.
Jealousy: True Stories of Love's Favorite Decoy (Other Press) by Marcianne Blevis is a collection of short-story-like case studies revolving around the green-eyed monster, by a Parisian psychoanalyst.
Love Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics), edited by Diana Secker Tesdell, collects short fiction on the eternal subject by literary greats like Colette, Nabokov and Fitzgerald as well as contemporary authors like T.C. Boyle and Jhumpa Lahiri.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor