Becoming George Sand

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, Jul 6, 2010 - Adultery - 295 pages
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Maria Jameson, an Edinburgh academic, is passionately involved with a younger man and married to a steady, reliable husband with whom she has two children. She wonders: Is it possible to love two men at the same time? And must she feel guilty?

For answers she reaches across the centuries to the life story of George Sand, the maverick French novelist whose many lovers included the composer Frederic Chopin. While researching a book about Sand — and enduring bitter disappointment — she moves toward understanding how best to live her life.

This is a richly detailed novel that explores past and present, the personal and the historic, and sensuality, responsibility and the mystery of love. Sharply insightful, it is a deeply engaging examination of two women's minds, hearts and homes.

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User Review  - KarenRinn - LibraryThing

Rosalind Brackenbury has written a book that is rich in language, exploring love and all its facets. Becoming George Sand's intertwined stories of self and what love means to self are presented in ... Read full review

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User Review  - A_Reader_of_Fictions - LibraryThing

The description of this book, at least as I wrote it, does not remotely do the book credit. Largely because the story is not the real point. I mean, it is and it isn't. More than being about a plot it ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Rosalind Brackenbury is the author of several novels, books of poetry and short stories. She was born in London, England and also lived in Scotland and France before settling in Key West, Florida. Ms. Brackenbury earned a history degree at Cambridge University, speaks French fluently, and has been a teacher, journalist and deck hand on a schooner. Married, with two grown children, she enjoys speaking to book groups and the insights they bring to her work.

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