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This review is from: The Republic of Love (Paperback)Brilliantly written, amazingly insightful, sumptous prose that describes the little things so well. And somehow it remains very readable (much easier that the Stone Diaries - which I gave up upon). The story line is slow to start, but in retrospect, this is one the novel's achievements and it actually gives a suspense to the latter half.
And yes, it's a love story, but not a cheesy one (despite the book's title), but one that is grounded in reality which gives real power to the words.
If you havent read Carol Shields before, this is a great place to start.
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Initial post: 13 Jun 2012 14:00:36 BDT
Absolutely agree - can't understand why boring Stone Diaries won award and this wonderful book did not. Reading it for 4th time and enjoying it more than ever
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