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Winner of a 2002 Lambda Literary Award

In a steam-filled diner in a college towm, Flannery Jansen catches sight of something more beautiful than she's ever seen: a graduate student, reading. The seventeen-year-old, new to evrything around hercollege, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student lifeis shocked by her desire to follow this wherever it will take her. When Flannery finds herself enrolled in a class with remote, brilliant older woman, she is intimidated at first, but gradually becomes Anne Arden's studentBaudelaire, lipstick colors, or how to travel with a loverFlannery proves an eager pupil, until one day learns more about Anne than she ever wanted to know.

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

Winner of a 2002 Lambda Literary Award

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. The seventeen-year-old, new to everything around hercollege, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student lifeis shocked by her desire to follow this wherever it will take her. When Flannery finds herself enrolled in a class with the remote, brilliant older woman, she is intimidated at first, but gradually becomes Anne Arden's studentBaudelaire, lipstick colors, or how to travel with a loverand Flannery proves an eager pupil, until one day learns more about Anne than she ever wanted to know.

"With an admirable respect for the importance of youthful passion, Sylvia Brownrigg spins out this modern version of the age-old story of first love and sexual initiation."Maria Russo, The New York Times Book Review

"Page by page, Brownrigg capturesin delicious and witty prosethe rapture and humiliation of first love . . . This exquisitely written, bittersweet Valentine of a novel is for any reader who has ever been in a romantic relationship and wants to remember and revel in all the foolish things we do for love."Publishers Weekly

"The love affair is delightfully rendered and sharply written, tracing the arc of Flannery's discovery not only of erotic pleasures but of intellectual ardor and the wider horizons of adult life in general."Bethany Schneider, Newsday

"Coming-of-age novels that focus on sexual initiation were once the exclusive territory of straight male writers, but, thankfully, women now write authentically, unashamedly, profoundly, and directly about their sensual feelings, including those for each other. Here, 17-year-old Californian Flannery is new to the East Coast and the Ivy League college she attends, and is drawn irresistibly to Anne, a teaching assistant 11 years her senior. A hauntingly beautiful love develops between the two in this tale either for young readers first discovering who they are and how they love, or for those remembering a rose-colored past. Brownrigg lingers delectably on the small, suggestive gesture, such as a throaty murmur of indecision . . . Some may read this with alarm at the inherently unequal power structure between the two women, seeing a minor-aged innocent exploited. But among those whose same-sex yearnings first attached themselves to teachers, some may sigh, not over past desires unfulfilled, but the fond recollections of what might have been."Whitney Scott, Booklist

"A pitch-perfect evocation of a young woman journeying through a year's awakenings . . . The novel is not about the 'idea' of two women in love, though Brownrigg's unabashedly honest portrait of same-sex desire is certain to nourish gay and lesbian readers. But it is her invention of s26such a winning heroine as Flannery that will compel bookish types of all sexual orientations who recall the thrill and anguish of growing up to identify with her plights of passage. For this elegantly rendered, poignant novel is ultimately about awakenings both bright and rude, the intoxicating nature of desire, and the realization that love can devastate just as easily as it exalts."The Village Voice

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"[A]n affectingly slender love story....Brownrigg floats her romantic couple along in such a hothouse atmosphere...that their world of poetry and smoking and clinging kisses seems complete in itself....A valentine that perfectly captures love's power to isolate the lovers from the rest of the world — and, in the end, from each other." Kirkus Reviews

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"[T]horoughly engaging....Page by page, Brownrigg captures in delicious and witty prose the rapture and humiliation of first love....A lesser writer would be swamped in sentimentality, but Brownrigg handles her material with great good humor and vitality....This exquisitely written, bittersweet Valentine of a novel is for any reader who has ever been in a romantic relationship and wants to remember and revel in all the foolish things we do for love." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Brownrigg nicely observes the course of infatuation, and her lack of fuss about the gender of the lovers is refreshing." Lisa Levy, Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

In a steam-filled diner in a college town, 17-year-old Flannery Jansen meets a remote, brilliant older woman who soon becomes her idol. A bittersweet, sentimental education, "Pages for You" confirms Sylvia Brownrigg as "one of the most exuberantly agile minds among younger American writers" (Dan Cryer, "Newsday").

Synopsis:

Winner of a 2002 Lambda Literary Award

In a steam-filled diner in a college towm, Flannery Jansen catches sight of something more beautiful than she's ever seen: a graduate student, reading. The seventeen-year-old, new to evrything around her—college, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student life—is shocked by her desire to follow this wherever it will take her. When Flannery finds herself enrolled in a class with remote, brilliant older woman, she is intimidated at first, but gradually becomes Anne Arden's student—Baudelaire, lipstick colors, or how to travel with a lover—Flannery proves an eager pupil, until one day learns more about Anne than she ever wanted to know.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420048
Author:
Brownrigg, Sylvia
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Women college students
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
10288
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.58 x 0.68 in

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Product details 288 pages Picador USA - English 9780312420048 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A]n affectingly slender love story....Brownrigg floats her romantic couple along in such a hothouse atmosphere...that their world of poetry and smoking and clinging kisses seems complete in itself....A valentine that perfectly captures love's power to isolate the lovers from the rest of the world — and, in the end, from each other."
"Review" by , "[T]horoughly engaging....Page by page, Brownrigg captures in delicious and witty prose the rapture and humiliation of first love....A lesser writer would be swamped in sentimentality, but Brownrigg handles her material with great good humor and vitality....This exquisitely written, bittersweet Valentine of a novel is for any reader who has ever been in a romantic relationship and wants to remember and revel in all the foolish things we do for love."
"Review" by , "Brownrigg nicely observes the course of infatuation, and her lack of fuss about the gender of the lovers is refreshing."
"Synopsis" by , In a steam-filled diner in a college town, 17-year-old Flannery Jansen meets a remote, brilliant older woman who soon becomes her idol. A bittersweet, sentimental education, "Pages for You" confirms Sylvia Brownrigg as "one of the most exuberantly agile minds among younger American writers" (Dan Cryer, "Newsday").
"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of a 2002 Lambda Literary Award

In a steam-filled diner in a college towm, Flannery Jansen catches sight of something more beautiful than she's ever seen: a graduate student, reading. The seventeen-year-old, new to evrything around her—college, the East Coast, bodies of literature, and the sexual flurries of student life—is shocked by her desire to follow this wherever it will take her. When Flannery finds herself enrolled in a class with remote, brilliant older woman, she is intimidated at first, but gradually becomes Anne Arden's student—Baudelaire, lipstick colors, or how to travel with a lover—Flannery proves an eager pupil, until one day learns more about Anne than she ever wanted to know.

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