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Love, Again provides rich material for discussion because it far exceeds the bounds of a conventional romance novel, piercing the surface dynamics of love to reveal a core of universal human concerns. The conflicting needs that go along with being human, the desire both to adhere to and stand up to social restrictions, and the sense of responsibility that love confers—all these issues are raised repeatedly as Sarah's story unfolds. The novel overturns stereotypes in presenting us with an older woman with very young desires. It contrasts romance (Julie's story) with intellect (Sarah's rigorous analysis of her problems), and fantasy (the play) with reality (the rich, complicated lives of the characters). Never coming to easy conclusions, Love, Again dares to raise taboo issues and trace human love all the way back to its roots in early childhood.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Love, Again from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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