The Library Of Unrequited Love by Sophie DivryThe Library Of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry

The Library Of Unrequited Love

bySophie Divry

Hardcover | April 7, 2015

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El Pais calledThe Library of Unrequited Love"a thrilling soliloquy, an exciting breath of love." The librarian, a single, middle-aged woman, a sharply opinionated and thoughtful bookworm, whose ex-boyfriend left her for another woman, discovers one morning a patron who has been locked in over night.
Against her quiet nature, she starts to talk to him, what results is a soliloquy of frustrations, observations, and anguish, covering--with wit, pathos, and passion--history, literature, the Dewey Decimal System, love, and loneliness, as well as revealing her unrequited passion for a quiet student-researcher named Martin, whose studiousness, grace, and "beautiful neck" strikes her.
Divry's prose is seamless--never laborious--both funny and poignant. The book's compactness offers an immersive reading experience that touches universal emotional experiences from the perspective of a bookworm.
Sophie Divry is a French writer and a journalist contributing to publications such as Le Monde Diplomatique. She lives in Lyon, France. She likes egglplants, olive oil, and her mother's homemade jam. She hates cars, is a feminist, and has a phobia about open doors. She likes swimming in the sea, lakes or rivers, but does not like buyin...
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Title:The Library Of Unrequited LoveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7.38 × 5.38 × 0.62 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623654033

ISBN - 13:9781623654030

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"Thoroughly entertaining, but also tinged with sadness, The Library of Unrequited Love is a slim, strongly written novel."-The National