Okay, maybe your greatest love story isn’t so secret—let’s say you’re married to the love of your life. But is there anyone who hasn’t had a secret crush? These books tell love stories you haven’t heard before—love that’s stunted by war, love that burns across borders, even love that’s adulterous. Some of these characters clearly think no one would want to ever tell their love stories, but we’re glad they exist in these 10 books.
LOVE SONG: THE LIVES OF KURT WEILL AND LOTTE LENYA
"The title cheats a little—it's more about him than her—but this is a lively, baroque account of two very cool cats, these opposites who attracted."
They were some couple: artist and muse, Jewish and Catholic, owlish composer and flighty songbird. She was unfaithful to him, he was only faithful to his music, and neither could live without the other.
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