The Republic of Love

by Carol Shields | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0006545416 Global Overview for this book
Registered by boreal of Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on 10/4/2004
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Monday, October 4, 2004
Fay McLeod and Tom Avery are likable souls: kind to their parents, close to friends and co-workers, dedicated to their professions (she's a folklorist, he's a radio talk show host). But thus far both have been unlucky in love. Fay has never married; Tom has married and divorced rather too often. Participating on the periphery of lives of married friends has begun to pall. They finally meet, and it is a coup de foudre for both, but Fay is leaving that night for a month of mermaid research in Europe. Even when she returns, their affair is jeopardized by upheavals in others' lives.

Journal Entry 2 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Monday, March 21, 2005
What a great book, I really enjoy Carol Shield's writing style -so vivid, so poetic, so refreshing!
I loved the way you know from the start that Tom and Fay are going to get together but you don't know when and you wait with bated breath for them to meet.

Released 18 yrs ago (3/22/2005 UTC) at Filadelphio's Restaurant, North Road, Gardens in Dunedin, Otago New Zealand



This will be released at the meetup in honour of Skyring tonight.

Happy reading to whoever picks it up.

Journal Entry 4 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, March 24, 2005
Picked this up from the communal pile on the table. Some great books, but a lot of them disappeared. This one disappeared into my tote bag before I disappeared off to Christchurch where it was the last day of cricket and the first day of football.

Journal Entry 5 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, March 25, 2005
Picked up from the table at the NZBC Convention welcome. I've been meaning to try Carol Shields for ages, so now's my chance.

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