The Best of Adam Sharp
A novel about love, music and coming to terms with the past, from the author of the international bestseller The Rosie Project.
On the cusp of fifty, Adam Sharp has a loyal partner, earns a good income as an IT contractor and is the music-trivia expert at quiz nights. It’s the lifestyle he wanted, but something’s missing.
Two decades ago, on the other side of the world, his part-time piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, who’d abandoned law studies to pursue her acting dream. She gave Adam a chance to make it something more than an affair—but he didn’t take it. And now he can’t shake off his nostalgia for what might have been.
Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously? How far will he go for a second chance?
Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based writer of novels, short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books.The Rosie Project began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over forty countries.Sony Pictures have optioned the film rights with Graeme contracted to write the script. The Rosie Project won the 2014 ABIA for Best General Fiction Book, and was ultimately awarded Australian Book of the Year for 2014. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, was released in 2014 to great acclaim and also became a bestseller.His new book is The Best of Adam Sharp.
‘[A] poignant glimpse into human relationships—what it is to love and to be loved…The Best of Adam Sharp hits you right in the morals and leaves you thinking—how far would you go for a second chance?’ Books+Publishing
‘How does Graeme Simsion follow-up his dual smash-hits of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect? By penning a novel that is just as funny and poignant, but with a tumultuous moral core…it will resonate long after you’ve closed the book.’ Pages & Pages Booksellers
‘The Best of Adam Sharp is a novel that asks important questions, and is as moving as it is entertaining.’ Booklover Book Reviews
‘It’s terrific to have Simsion back at it and this time he’s educating readers on all things musical with an accompanying playlist to boot. Very clever stuff.’ Angus & Robertson Bookworld
‘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, and some of it quite lovely and moving; some of it is funny and unsettling.’ Daily Review
‘I love Graeme’s wit.’ Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT Director, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Extremely entertaining and funny, and very perceptive on various aspects of life…A thoughtful but very funny look at a mid-life crisis.’ Clothes in Books
‘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
320 pages; ISBN 9781922253835
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Title: The Best of Adam Sharp
Author: Graeme Simsion