Fb2 Pages for You ePub

by Sylvia Brownrigg

Subcategory: Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian
Author: Sylvia Brownrigg
ISBN: 0374702101
ISBN13: 978-0374702106
Publisher: Fsg (October 2001)
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As I was reading Pages for You it occurred to me that Sylvia Brownrigg had done something similar with this novel

As I was reading Pages for You it occurred to me that Sylvia Brownrigg had done something similar with this novel. The chapters are quite short, usually only about a page and a half; each chapter clearly has its own theme, and they make liberal use of metaphor, description, and idiom, Sometimes I really want to write poetry, but I can't because I don't know anything about poetry. And then I think, "Maybe I should just write it as prose. You know, just not break it up into little short lines.

Pages for You is the story of the beginning, blossoming and falling apart of that delirious love affair. Books by Sylvia Brownrigg. Pages for Her. Sylvia Brownrigg. A love letter written for a lost lover. Helen Dunmore - The Times. Candid, fresh and vivid. PICADOR SHOTS - 'The Then Wives'. Ready for your next read?

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of the novel The Metaphysical Touch (FSG, 1999) and a collection of short stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World (FSG, 2000). She lives in San Francisco.

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of the novel The Metaphysical Touch (FSG, 1999) and a collection of short stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World (FSG, 2000).

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What happens to the love of your life if you've lived most of your life without her? 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.

Flannery said stupidly. Don’t blush, for God’s sake. You and your blushing-you’re like some Victorian maiden. as more the tone Flannery was used to from her, but still there was an intimacy in it that caught at Flannery’s throat. She’d noticed her blushing! Wasn’t that a kind of compliment? And the word maiden hummed in her ears, thrilling her with its mysterious erotic import. Well, you act like some stern Victorian mistress. The boldness of the reply made.

Like Turgenev or Katherine Mansfield, Sylvia Brownrigg understands that the .

Like Turgenev or Katherine Mansfield, Sylvia Brownrigg understands that the inexperienced lover is a detective who doesn’t know which clues matter. mesmerising’ Helen Dunmore, The Times ‘Exuberant and wistful’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A candid, fresh and vivid novel’ Sunday Telegraph From Publishers WeeklyThe narrator of Brownrigg's thoroughly engaging new novel asks this question of her departed lover: What would happen if. I wrote some pages for you? Each day a pag. o show you that I am finding a story, the story of how we might have been together, once.

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Comments to eBook Pages for You
I recently re-read Pages for You after readings its sequel. I don't want to overdo the metaphors, but in this case, I can honestly say that the story has aged like fine wine. Nuances I did not see when I read it 15 years ago now seem sweeter; not a word out of place. Knowing the persons they would become (from the sequel), I was gratified to be a part of who they were.

Like 15 years ago, I still found the premise a little unrealistic, that a beautiful, smart, and confident graduate student / TA would fall for a hapless kid, and actually pursue it. If Anne was looking for a last-year-of-grad-school fling, she chose the wrong person to accompany her on that adventure; it would have been predatory if not for the sweetness with which Brownrigg framed it.. If Flannery had not gone to NM, would Anne have let the relationship die a natural death? I guess there is less pathos in that. But it still bothered me that Anne knew - she must have - that she would end up breaking Flannery's heart, but she was either too in love or too in lust to look beyond graduation.

The story was written from Flannery's point of view, so of course she would frame it in Nietzschean perspective and rear-view mirror gratitude. What was so spectacular about the book is not its story - which is trite and rehashed - but the way it unfolded and the way it was written, Here, Brownrigg's strength as a writer is so exhilarating as she actually included a bed and some cigarettes (intentional or otherwise) as indispensable characters in the story.

The book was about first loves, and like all first loves, it was sweet and swoony.
I never felt fully immersed or deeply moved by this book, and I think I can pinpoint exactly why: the third-person narration kept me at a distance the whole time. How I wish I could have been deeper inside 17-year-old Flannery's head as she experienced first love with the poised and sophisticated Anne. Third-person narration just seemed like such a strange choice for this topic, and the intensity it was going for.

I didn't find myself savoring it, nor aching to read more. I knew going into it from reading others' reviews that it was going to have "pretentious" prose, but I'm typically the kind of person who enjoys that, so that wasn't necessarily the issue. (Though I wasn't entirely won over by the prose, which was borderline mawkish at times.)

Criticism aside, this was a perfectly fine book. It propelled me along at a fast pace, it was totally readable. There was just something missing for me to transform it from a 3-star book into something deeply moving and unforgettable. I wanted to be wrecked by this but it just didn't happen.
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I had no idea what to expect with this book which could be why I don't really know how I feel about it.

The writing style is beautiful. It is poetic and flows really well. However, something was missing. Perhaps emotion? The writing style reminded me a lot of You by Caroline Kepnes and Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman but without the emotional connection. The story line was also similar to that of Call Me By Your Name but I never connected emotionally with the heartbreak and the giddy love in this one.

With that being said, it was not a bad book. It portrayed first love beautifully and was only smutty enough to add to the story. It was really not explicit at all and I would go so far as to say acceptable for teenagers.

Overall I highly recommend this book to young LBGT readers but also anyone wanting a good short and sweet love story.
I just finished reading this book after prolonging it for several years because I knew there wasn't going to be a happy ending, throughout the book there was foreshadowing leading to this conclusion. Flannery was young, naive and experiencing her first love; Anne I think she loved Flannery, though not with an intense passion as Flannery loved her. Though heartbroken, I like how Flannery was able to walk away letting go. I'd love to see where these characters after time has passed, Anne will realize that Flannery was the one that got away. Time is our friend we become wiser as we go out into the world becoming older and acquiring knowledge and experience. If these two characters are revisited in a sequel and I'm sure they will be on equal footing.
Some reviews say that this book didn't have enough character depth. I want to agree with this, yet it feels rather like a real meeting between real people. When you meet someone that has had a few year of experiences and you only know them a short time, you don't get to know the person as well as you might like. As House used to say, "Everyone lies." Everyone keeps secrets, too.

My kids used to tell me that I shared too much. That soon became "TMI, Mom!" Even with someone like me, there are secrets. Sometimes you just don't want to relive certain situations, or risk hurting someone else, or live through yet another lecture, or other personal reasons. That is what happens in this book. We have a short time with these two people and they both have their own secrets. We only get to know what the characters want to share.

And though I couldn't relate, age-wise with either of the characters, I've never had those experiences, and as 'old' as the older one was supposed to be, to me, she was just a child, too. But I think everyone could relate to new romance and the complications of that first love. And that is what makes the story come alive. Watching this young girl come to terms with her first crush and her own sexuality. It is fun to travel within the university and then around the US with these two women.

I believe that many high school or college age, female students, might like this book. They could relate much better than this old lady. Just enjoy the ride.