The Library of Unrequited Love

Written by Sophie Divry | Translated by Linda Coverdale | January 31, 2013
The Library of Unrequited Love
(MacLehose Press, 2013)

One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight.

She starts to talk to him, a one-way conversation that soon gathers pace as an outpouring of frustrations, observations and anguishes. Two things shine through: her shy, unrequited passion for a quiet researcher named Martin, and an ardent and absolute love of books.

A delightful flight of fancy for the lonely bookworm in all of us...


Sophie Divry lives in Lyon, France. The Library of Unrequited Love, a bestseller in France, is her first novel.

Siân Reynolds is the translator of Fernand Braudel, of C.W.A. award-winning crime novels by Fred Vargas, and of Jacques Bonnet's Phantoms on the Bookshelves.

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