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