Arab Today, arab today sophie divry novel of elusive love is a strong debut
Last Updated : GMT 04:33:33
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Sophie Divry novel of elusive love is a strong debut

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Sophie Divry novel of elusive love is a strong debut

Paris - Arabstoday

For most, libraries are serene, low-key institutions, but for at least one librarian, they are both haven and hell. Thoroughly entertaining, but also tinged with sadness, The Library of Unrequited Love is a slim (only 92 pages) but strongly written novel about a French librarian who discovers a visitor who has been locked in the library overnight. The librarian, a 40-year-old who is single and bitter over an ex-boyfriend who left her for another woman, seizes upon the opportunity to begin a long, one-sided conversation with the man for the next two hours. The result is a soliloquy that covers books, French history, literature, geography (her specialty), the Dewey Decimal System, men, love and loneliness. While providing safety and sanctuary from a world that may have treated her unfairly, the library has also become a den of despair, in part because of a recent attraction to a shy, quiet young researcher and library patron that apparently is not mutual. \"Love, for me, is something I find in books. I read a lot, it\'s comforting,\" the unnamed librarian says in Unrequited. \"You\'re never alone if you live surrounded by books.\" No other voice is heard, but the novel\'s writing is so seamless that the librarian\'s lamentations never seem laborious or long-winded. The author, Sophie Divry, admitted that the character in her debut novel contained some aspects of her own life. \"I am not a librarian. I have, however, spent a lot of time in libraries and have introduced a few anecdotes into my book,\" Divry said in an email exchange translated from French. \"But most of all I have done a great deal of research about libraries. I prefer the idea of people learning something whilst having the pleasure of reading.\" Divry described herself as one of those writers who is organised and methodical, but nowhere close to the extent of her book\'s tragic main character. \"The protagonist is obsessed with order, and this helps her a lot with her work,\" Divry said. \"But she also has a desire for fantasy that eats away at her, and makes her very touching.\" The National

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sophie divry novel of elusive love is a strong debut Arab Today, arab today sophie divry novel of elusive love is a strong debut

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nasima Gamei revives Algerian heritage in jewelries

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives Algerian heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Blind sheikh buried in Egypt

GMT 06:32 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Blind sheikh buried in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success
View News in Arabic - Culture: بأقلامهم
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday