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The Republic of Love by Carol Shields
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Jun 12, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction
Read in October, 2008

Elegant prose, each scene was beautifully written. But plot trods along -- seems more like one big characterization writing prompt instead of an actual story.


Ultimately, the love-at-first sight encounter between the two main characters (that doesn't take place until more than halfway through) is unsatisfying for a book that was marketed as a love story.

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