Becoming George Sand

Becoming George Sand

eBook - 2017
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Maria Jameson is having an affair-a passionate, lifechanging affair. She asks: Is it possible to love two men at once? Must this new romance mean an end to love with her husband? For answers, she reaches across the centuries to George Sand, the maverick French novelist who took many lovers. Immersing herself in the life of this revolutionary woman, Maria struggles with the choices women make and wonders if women in the nineteenth century might have been more free, in some ways, than their twenty-first-century counterparts. Here, Rosalind Brackenbury creates a beautiful portrait of the ways in which women are connected across history. Two narratives delicately intertwine-following George through her affair with Frederic Chopin, following Maria through her affair with an Irish professor-and bring us a novel that explores the personal and the historical, the demands of self and the mysteries of the heart. Sharply insightful, Becoming George Sand asks how we make our lives feel vibrant while still acknowledging the gifts of our pasts, and challenges our understanding of love in all its forms-sparkling and new, mature, rekindled, and renewed.
Publisher: [Boston, Massachusetts] : 2017. Mariner Books,
ISBN: 9780547524344
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital BorrowBox

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Nov 12, 2009

Married Maria is having an affair with Sean who is also married. Each time they meet in the bookshop where she is obsessing about George Sand. Suddenly she decides to write a book about her idol when her husband confronts her about her affair. Soon her life is in free fall and she wonders how different life today compared to the sexually free time period of George Sand. At times this novel is a beautiful memorial to the famous writer but then if digresses to the maudlin. And Maria is such a lack luster character - things just keep happening to her and she does nothing but read George Sand's letters and biography!

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