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The Best of Adam Sharp

A Novel

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Sliding Doors meets High Fidelity.” —AU Review

From the #1 bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, an unforgettable new novel about lost love and second chances. A must-read for fans of Nick Hornby and Karen Joy Fowler.

A man settled into his routines, Adam Sharp is content. He’s happy with his partner, Claire, he’s the music expert at trivia night at the pub, he looks after his mother and he does the occasional consulting job in IT—but there’s something he can never quite shake off.

And that’s his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find—and then lose—love. How different might his life be if he hadn’t let her walk away?

And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them?

The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories, about staying together and drifting apart, but most of all, it’s about the power of the songs we sing when we fall in love.

 

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Critical Praise

“A great read-romantic, wry and well-written in that bookish David Nicholls-ish way. And totally rock ’n’ roll: Bob Dylan and Patti Smith fans will love all the references.” —Daily Mail

“A complicated exploration of marriage, what it means to love someone, and how life gets in the way.” —<em>Publishers Weekly</em>

“A strong reminder of just how affecting nostalgia can be.” —<em>Kirkus Reviews</em>

“An extraordinary literary treat that reminds readers the best things in life have nothing to do with plans.” —<em>Redbook Magazine</em>, 20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017

“Like a Woody Allen flick. . . .The Best of Adam Sharp is a book about regret, about not taking the chances that life deals you and how those failures end up wearing away at you. It’s a hugely romantic tale.” —<em>Daily Review</em>

“With very real characters, an engaging plot and plenty of wit, this is a joy.” —Heat

“A very enjoyable read. Highly recommended.” —Closer

“Simsion hits his marks by tapping into the daydream of a do-over. A gifted comic writer.” —<em>Saturday Paper</em>

“While Simsion’s touch is delicate, this is a dark comedy of manners, an adult entertainment that extends the range of his first, more light-hearted book.” —<em>Age</em>

Sliding Doors meets High Fidelity. . . . Simsion paints a detailed and entertaining portrait of a flawed and wistful man who wants a romance to be more than a silly love song.” —<em>AU Review</em>

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443435932
  • ISBN 10: 1443435937
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 04/11/2017
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: 22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General

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