Pages for Her (Hardcover)
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" A] deeply thoughtful, absorbing fifth novel . . . Pages for Her is filled with such rich considerations--of meaning, direction, comparative ways of being--in restless, sensuous prose . . . We're glad to come to know these women, and to be taught by what happens between them." --San Francisco Chronicle Pages for Her is the story of two women, Flannery and Anne, each at a personal turning point, and the circumstances that lead to their reunion. Twenty years after their brief but passionate affair, chronicled in Sylvia Brownrigg's earlier novel Pages for You, Flannery has the chance once again to meet Anne, who opened young Flannery up to the possibility of love--then left her heartbroken. Having long ago put their love behind them, they live now on opposite coasts. Anne has been in a deep, childless partnership with a fellow scholar, Jasper, who recently left her. Flannery, to her own surprise, married a charismatic artist named Charles, with whom she has a young daughter. Submerged by her husband's demands and personality and her adjustment to motherhood, Flannery has lost sight of herself and her work. When the two women meet at a conference, they find that the passion and understanding between them has endured, though it has been hidden. In rediscovering each other, they are able to rediscover themselves. Pages for Her is an exhilarating, passionate work that explores marriage, sexuality, and the transformative power of love over time.
About the Author
Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction: four novels--Morality Tale, The Delivery Room, winner of the Northern California Book Award, Pages for You, winner of the Lambda Award, and The Metaphysical Touch--and a collection of stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World. Sylvia's works have been included in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times lists of notable fictions and have been translated into several languages. Sylvia grew up in California and in England, was educated at Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities, and lived for many years in London. She has been actively involved as a parent and step parent the past fifteen years, and is on the councils of Narrative Magazine and Oxfam America.