Saturday, 29 June 2013

The Library of Unrequited Love

The Library of Unrequited Love
 
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry
Published 14 February 2013 Maclehose Press
 
 
I work in a library and so upon seeing this book I had to read it. Now I have read it, I have to own it.
 
Its a quirky little novel - a one-way conversation really, between the mature female Librarian in charge of Geography in the basement of a French Public Library, and a member of the public who happened to be locked in overnight (yes it can happen so please leave when we ask you to!). We get to explore all of her unrequited loves.
 
I laughed aloud many times (shhh!) whilst reading this literary short - it is delicious! -but perhaps only for those of us lucky to work in libraries? It describes a view of libraries few experience and includes some interesting historical detail about French libraries.
 
Well done to all involved in bringing us this little treasure.
 
Sophie Divry lives in Lyon, France. The Library of Unrequited Love is her first novel.
 


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