Deb's Reviews > The Republic of Love
The Republic of Love
Feb 03, 2011
Such a positive hopefull book! Full of flawed but likeable 3-dimensional characters, with a usual variety of professions (anthropologist, DJ, computer programmer, lawyer, dry cleaner) and traits (one character has a stutter, not crucial to the plot but just because in real life some people do.) -- Shields builds a believable community of real people whom I would like to know. Set most definitely in Winnepeg, which becomes as real as the characters, rather some generic "Anywhere, USA" background. A serious literary book that unapologetically believes in the power of romantic love. I loved it even more the second time round, and just thinking abouta it puts a smile on my face.
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February 3, 2011 – Shelved