The Republic of Love

The Republic of Love

By Carol Shields

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A celebration of love in its many guises, The Republic of Love recounts the heartfelt tale of two of life’s unlucky lovers: Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has kept her from focussing on any one man; and, right across the street, Tom, a popular radio talk-show host who’s been through three marriages and divorces in his search for true happiness.

Touching and ironic, The Republic of Love flies the flag for ordinary love between ordinary people.…
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Weight 55 kg






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The Republic of Love

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About the author

Carol Shields

Carol Shields (1935-2003) was an award winning American-born Canadian author. She is acclaimed for her empathetic and witty, yet penetrating insights into human nature. Her novel The Stone Diaries won both Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Fiction and The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It was nominated for the Booker Prize in 1993 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994. The Stone Diaries was also named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and a ‘Notable Book’ by The New York Times Book Review. For more information, please visit Photo: © Sally Soames