Picks and Pans Review: Spotlight On...
I love you. Only three little words, yet the ways of saying them, come Feb. 14, are infinite. Here are just a few:
THE LAST VALENTINE by James Michael Pratt A weepy novel that's like a return ticket to Bridges of Madison County territory. (St. Martin's Press, $21.95)
SACRED POEMS AND PRAYERS OF LOVE chosen by Mary Ford-Grabowsky From diverse religions and cultures comes a collection honoring earthly and divine love. (Doubleday, $20)
BEWITCHED: TITANIA'S BOOK OF LOVE SPELLS by Titania Hardie No eye of newt in this treasury of enchanting rituals and aphrodisiacs designed to win hearts. (Stew art, Tabori & Chang, $24.95)
THE BOOK OF LOVE edited by Diane Ackerman and Jeanne Mackin An anthology of more than 200 poems, stories and essays that spans 33 centuries. (Norton, $29.95)
IF3... by Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell Everyone wins answering this book's playful questions about lust and fantasies. (Villard, $9.95)
NOT EVERYDAY AN AURORA BOREALIS FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY by Carl Sandburg; pictures by Anita Lobel Aglow with rainbow colors, prairie poet Carl Sandburg's verses about love's gifts is published for the first time. (Knopf, $13)