The Republic of Love: A Novel

The Republic of Love: A Novel

Carol Shields


The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Stone Diaries gives us a love tale for the a while: the story of 2 polar opposites on a rocky street to romance
He’s a thrice-divorced late-night talk-show host. She’s an single folklorist keen about mermaids. He lives for the current. She lives long ago. either are leery of dedication. Neither has ever recognized lasting love. but if Tom Avery and Fay McLeod meet, it’s love—or a minimum of lust—at first sight. after which destiny begins to throw them curveballs.
Shifting among Tom and Fay’s stories—from their advanced histories via their present-day angst—The Republic of Love features pleasant secondary characters within the fanatics’ buddies and households, together with Fay’s possible fortunately married mom and dad and her cherished godmother, Onion. As Tom and Fay forge bravely forward right into a romantic minefield, they make startling discoveries approximately one another and themselves. together with her trademark wit and irony, and a deep compassion for her hero and heroine, Carol Shields supplies us a party of affection in all its guises.

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