Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg

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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

Title : Pages for Her
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ISBN : 1619029332
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2017

Loved it.... Terrific story.... THANK YOU RACHEL!! I ‘might’ write a review... but I’m on vacation- Paul and I are about to get up and explore the island of Maui ... walking to the coolest little coffee shop about 40 minutes away Great women in this story Great story a breakfast ‘design’ by Wi...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

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...

Simon rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Swaye rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 06, 2018

A few beautiful quotes, a sprinkling of synchronicity and the romantic reunion that I'd been waiting for (which came wayyyyy too late) gave this book the extra star. I feel like Pages for Her was probably written out of some some sort of personal nostalgic desire or need for closure but for me, F...

Hue rated it ★★★★☆

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.

Penny rated it ★★★★★

July 30, 2017

Beautiful prose. Still left me a bit heartbroken.

Loederkoningin rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 09, 2018

I look back on Pages for You fondly, but I didn't enjoy my reunion with Flannery and Anne as much as I'd hoped. Brownrigg's prose is ever lovely, but here her pacing felt slow and self-indulgent, with repetitive references to the events in the earlier book, and hardly any story advancement. Befor...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

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...

Harper rated it ★★★★☆

September 07, 2017

Frustratingly slow at times... but the pay-off was worth it (and I still have a crush on Professor Arden.)

Milkiways rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

Elegant, deep, self-reflecting, and passionate... one of the rare romances that will leave you wanting more!!

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