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The Book of Love

The Book of LoveThree women, seven men and one very wise self-help book merge in a compelling romp through the minefield of romantic love.

In this unusual mélange of fiction and self-help, three thirty-something friends grapple with the vagaries of love: the sordid single’s scene, a cheating spouse and a lacklustre marriage. When one of them finds The Book of Love it becomes a fourth character, a sort of wise aunty dispensing advice. This is the oldest story ever with some surprising twists. — General Store Publishing House; 2011.

A novel with a frisson of self-help

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Ottawa Citizen review Feb. 13, 2011

Ottawa Citizen review, Feb. 13, 2011

Praise for The Book of Love

“Sibbald is a solid writer, and very sure of her mount here. The Book of Love romps across the finish line a winner.” — Bruce Ward, The Ottawa Citizen, Feb. 13, 2011.

“A frank and engaging novel that is a joyous tribute to the gal pals who help get you through the libidinal roller coasters of modern urban life.” — Gabriella Goliger, author of Girl Unwrapped (Arsenal Pulp Press; 2009).

“Love is a ride in an elevator or on a roller coaster, with its inevitable ups and downs, its thrills and chills. This engaging novel visits and revisits that age-old subject in new and intriguing ways..” — Mark Frutkin, author of the Trillium award-winning novel Fabrizio’s Return.

Review in YourOttawaRegion.com

Review in YourOttawaRegion.com

“Food for the head and heart.” — Steve Newman, YourOttawaRegion.com

About the author
Barbara Sibbald was short-listed for the 2007 Ottawa Book Award for Regarding Wanda (Bunkhouse Press; 2006). Click on Demented Particulars for more info.