Republic Of Love
Can Fay believe in lasting love with such a man? Will romantic love conquer all rational expectations? Only Carol Shields could describe so adroitly this couple who fall in love as thoroughly and satisfyingly as any Victorian couple and the modern complications that beset them in this touching and ironic book.
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Toast, she says to herself, might be the test.
She is being whimsical, of course, which is one...
1. Carol Shields spoke of becoming a writer because there weren’t enough books that examined women’s friendships and women’s inner lives — or, as she put it, “the kind of book I wanted to read but couldn’t find.” In what ways does Shields’s fiction bring the lives of women...
“Superb.... It takes courage for a serious literary novelist to toast love with the exuberance Shields does here.” — Boston Globe