Pages for You

Pages for You

by Sylvia Brownrigg
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Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg

A wry, tender novel of sexual and intellectual awakening.

Something made her risk a look at the reader, who took a sip of black coffee. And another. She turned the pages. She pursed her lips. Flannery abandoned her breakfast and watched the woman drink her coffee. It wasn't that she wanted the coffee herself. That wasn't it. Rather, she wanted to be the coffee: she envied the dark drink its chance to taste those lips.

In a steam-filled diner in a college town, Flannery Jansen catches sight of something more beautiful than she's ever seen: a graduate student, reading. Flannery, a seventeen-year-old, new to everything around her — college, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student life — is shocked by her own desire to follow this beauty wherever it takes her. By chance she finds herself enrolled in a class taught by the remote, brilliant older woman; intimidated at first, she gradually becomes Anne Arden's student outside class as well. Whatever the subject — Baudelaire, lipstick colors — Flannery proves an eager pupil, until one day she learns more about Anne than she ever wanted to know.

A bittersweet, exhilarating, sentimental education, Pages for You confirms Sylvia Brownrigg as "one of the most exuberantly agile minds among younger American writers" (Dan Cryer, Newsday) and is her sexiest, most poignant work to date.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374228590
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of the novel The Metaphysical Touch, and a collection of short stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World—both published by Picador. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Pages for You 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is my guilty pleasure that I am a little ashamed of. I have a four year literature background. Instead of my favorite book being something profound and rich with meaning, it is this one. I have yet to find a book that I have enjoyed as much. I wish that I could read it for the first time, yet again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not give this story five stars because there were a few 'What? Really? But wouldn't she...?' moments for me. But when I started it, I decided I liked the main character and would suspend my disbelief. I gave this to a lesbian couple I know and like. They had the same problems. Wouldn't she be a little more confused? Is it just a little too simple for a college student far from home? But I told them to read it without the questions, and we decided it is a definite, worthwhile read. The end was a little too predictable, but this is still something you should experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably the most well written book I have ever read. Very real and thoughtful
Guest More than 1 year ago
I REALLY ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK ..I FINISHED IT IN LESS THAN A WEEK. THE CHARACTERS AR SO INTERESTING IT MAKES YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR PERSONALITES AND WHAT THEY THINK. THE PLOT WAS GOOD THE ENDING KIND OF PREDICTABLE BUT DEFENITELY WORTH READING. I COMPLETELY SUGGEST EVERYONE TO READ THIS BOOK!!! ...NOTHING BETTER THAN 2 WOMEN IN LOVE :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Pages For You' by Slyvia Brownrigg was a good read, I read it in 2 days, I enjoyed the short chapters(very clever idea by the author), the descriptive details of the book, and the the love between a younger woman Flannery and an older woman 11 years her senior, Anne. They learned alot about life and love, and all good things must come to an end, but not all endings are a bed of roses..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, I finished it in one day. There is a poem in the book that is also called "Pages For You" that I am in love with. Flannery writes it for Anne, and it was very touching, sensual and real. It is a good read, I definitely recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost stopped reading after the first few chapters. It was a they were a little overwritten for my personal taste. But once I got to the plot I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not impressed with this book. It was all over the place. I couldn't get a hold on it. This is not one I will read again. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well-written book about first love. It encompasses the little niches of things one worries about when first getting into a relationship with someone. This isn't one of those eroitca books. It is a well-told story about a lesbian relationship. With that, that does mean it does include sex, but it does not focus on it. So it was really nice to finally read a book about a lesbian relationship that did not focus on the graphic images of their sexual exploits. 
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Guest More than 1 year ago
the chapter length clever. created movement. sexy and fun. loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book touched me - touched familiar places, feelings and memories. It was simple and easy to read yet was filled with lyrical and sensual observations and studies. I found the main character, Flannery, so appealing - I loved her innocence and later, her edge. Anne, her muse and mysterious lover, I watched with suspicion and dread but accepted because Flannery adored her. The book's sexuality teased, ached and sizzled-hot without resorting to boring, graphic, descriptions - something I find so much more provocative than reading clinical details. I loved the sentimentality despite the angst in their relationship - we've all been there. I haven't encountered many books with lesbian content that are as well written or as introspective as this one. Its well worth the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to read. I read almost about anything. But from some time I wanted to read something that can help me to understand Who I am, That some things happens for you growing. So I was looking for a book, THE book. Surfing on the net I discover a page with book titles, and I read 'Pages for You¿: Sylvia Brownrigg's new novel about the love affair between 17-year old college freshman Flannery and her 28-year old teaching assistant Anne. I needed to read that book. So I bought it. I read the book in two nights. I identify so much with Flannery. It was like I was reading a part of my life. It's so amazing how a book can touch your life.I want to thank Mrs. Brownrigg for this great book. It made me think that sometimes when you have a really bad moment this could teach you big things, and that I'm not alone in this world.
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