Pages for Her
Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name is, by her own admission, is in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery is invited to a writers' conference she sees a chance to return to a world she knew well. And then she recognises the name of the chair of the event: Anne Arden. Suddenly Flannery is thrown back twenty years to her 18-year-old self and the most intense love affair of her entire life. On the other side of the world Anne is travelling for work. Recently out of a decades-long partnership, Anne feels adrift, unsettled. When a friend asks her to chair an event at a writers' conference she says yes and a couple of months later, on the same campus where they met and fell in love, Anne and Flannery are reunited. Though their lives have taken them in different and unexpected directions, the pull between them proves irresistible. Elegant, clever, witty and sensual, Pages for Her is a novel about love, memory and what it is to be a woman, a wife, and a mother.
Sylvia Brownrigg was born in California, and grew up in Los Altos and Oxford. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and has an MA in writing from the Johns Hopkins University. She has taught at the American University in Paris, and has written for The Times, Guardian, Independent, Times Literary Supplement, New York Times, Salon.com, Village Voice, Newsday and Los Angeles Times. Her previous novels include The Metaphysical Touch, Pages for You, The Delivery Room and Morality Tale. Her young adult novel Kepler's Dream was published in 2011 and is currently being made into a feature film.