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With Valentine's Day coming up Tuesday, here are three books about affairs of the heart.

All There Is: Love Stories From StoryCorps (Penguin), edited by Dave Isay, is a sampling of moving, sometimes surprising interviews from the national oral history project, in which two people — spouses, lovers, families — talk to each other about love.

Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations, Not-So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time of Internet Personals (Free Press) by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly teams a literary scholar and a relationship columnist to critique the books of love.

No Cheating, No Dying: I Had a Good Marriage. Then I Tried to Make It Better (Scribner) by Elizabeth Weil is an engaging, often funny and heartfelt memoir about the not-so-romantic realities that can follow "I do."

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Love stories 02/11/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:30am]
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