Read Pages for Her Online Free - 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 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 her self 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.
Advance Praise for Pages for Her
“[Sylvia Brownrigg] approaches her characters with clarity and sensitivity, capturing the nuances in the women's relationships to the people they love—as mother, daughter, sister, friend, wife, or lover—and the power they give those people to define and inspire them. . . . Brownrigg considers motherhood, romance, identity, and the changes brought by time in this tender, insightful novel.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review!)
“With Pages for Her, Sylvia Brownrigg has achieved the seemingly impossible, a gorgeous and piercing book that is both a huge gift to the many readers who loved its predecessor Pages for You and an exquisitely intelligent stand-alone novel about the intertwined arcs of time and love.” —Ann Packer, New York Times bestselling author of The Children’s Crusade
“Sylvia Brownrigg’s Pages for Her is a complex portrait of two women's sexuality. In the romantic universe of Brownrigg’s novel, there is no either/or, no simple black and white. When characters—read people—are freed from the often blinding forces of personal obligation and private loss, a lust for intimacy takes over. In Pages for Her, Brownrigg gives us two accomplished women who, coming together after decades apart, understand that truth laid bare is best beguiled.” —Alice Sebold, author of The Almost Moon and The Lovely Bones
“With Pages for Her, Brownrigg does open-heart surgery, probing the deep chamber where unfinished love resides, untouchable by time, still beating.” —Carol Anshaw, author of Carry the One
“In this intense, compelling novel, Sylvia Brownrigg writes vividly about passion rekindled in midlife with the force of a tsunami. Pages for Her, the sequel to Pages for You, stands as a beautiful testament to human complexity, reminding us that fierce love comes in many forms, none of them mutually exclusive.” —Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl
“Pages for Her takes on all the Big Questions in women’s lives: what it means to have ‘enough’ in love, sex, work, motherhood; what we deserve; what we long for; how we get trapped; how we can break free. I found myself reading with pen in hand, compelled to underline both Brownrigg’s gorgeous prose and her astute insights.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
“In elegant, graceful prose, Sylvia Brownrigg glides in and out of the lives of two women: Flannery, a writer married to a bombastic artist who values her beauty more than her mind; and Anne, an academic nearly a decade older whose decision not to have a child ends to her long-term relationship. Many years ago, these women shared a once-in-a-lifetime passion. Now, brought together serendipitously, they are surprised to discover [find] that time has done little to squelch [tamp down] desire. Nuanced, assured, and razor-sharp, Pages for Her is both a bittersweet story about rekindled love and a profound meditation on what it means to be alive.” —Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
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July 06, 2017
After loving Pages for You so much I quickly headed to Pages for Her to find out where Flannery and Anne were 20 years on. Flannery is now married with a child and writers block, Anne is seperated from her lover for not wanting children (these two themes become huge strands to the book) when a li...
July 23, 2017
When I read Pages for You ten years ago it opened me eyes and made me realise that there were possibilities I had not previously considered. I then spent a decade seeking out writing that captured the same emotions for a repeat experience, but all comparisons fell short and my memories of the hea...
July 07, 2017
1/3 of the book was about Flannery, the next third was Anne's, and the last part was them finding each other again, along with their selves. Bittersweet all throughout. Really, I want more pages for me.
July 30, 2017
Still left me a bit heartbroken.
June 06, 2017
Pages For Her is the story of Flannery, a writer, and Anne, a respected academic. 20 years after their brief, passionate affair, Flannery has the chance to meet Anne again at a writing conference.
Flannery has married Charles, a bombastic, emotionally abusive, narcissistic artist. They have a youn...
August 12, 2017
Elegant, deep, self-reflecting, and passionate... one of the rare romances that will leave you wanting more!!
July 29, 2017
Felt long. Moved slower than the first book. Still really good and nice following up 20 years later.
May 29, 2017
I fell in love with Brownrigg's prose when I first read Pages For You. She wrote about first love and self discovery with such grace and emotional accuracy it often took my breath away. That story, between Flannery and Anne, unfolds while they both are young and life ahead holds promise and possi...
July 05, 2017
Flannery’s life may not have taken the path she envisioned, but it is completely filled with light – the light of her daughter, Willa. Her relationship with her bear of a husband (all the more flavoursome for his being a bold artist) has its ups and downs, but Flannery’s love for her daughter is...
July 16, 2017
Anne and Flannery are both experiencing a loss of self - Anne through the end of a long term relationship and Flannery through existing within a relationship in which she finds herself subservient, eclipsed. The women are also former lovers. This is a beautiful book about the hiatuses of lostness...