Books by Sylvia Brownrigg
THE DELIVERY ROOM
The Delivery Room is the winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award in fiction.
"At the end, it is neither death nor birth but Brownrigg’s rich insights into the tiny, profound rebirths that occur in life and love that linger in the mind."
"A London therapist gets a lesson in pain and empathy in Brownrigg's sparkling latest… the prose is tack sharp and effortlessly lyrical."
— Publishers Weekly
Morality Tale will be published in paperback in June 2009.
"Divinely deadpan… a quiet, patient, witty tale"
—Elinor Lipman, New York Times Review of Books
"A superb novel; blindingly accurate and horribly truthful"
—The Times (London)
"A witty parable of marriage… curious, teasing, idiosyncratic and strangely charming"
—San Francisco Chronicle
PAGES FOR YOU
Winner of a Lambda award for fiction
"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
"A pitch-perfect evocation of a young woman journeying through a year’s awakenings . . . 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
THE METAPHYSICAL TOUCH
A New York Times Notable Book and on the LA Times Book Review’s list of fictions of the year
"A deeply impressive story of love, loss, philosophy, and the deep worries of childhood." —Penelope Fitzgerald
"Compulsively readable, profound, and utterly contemporary. . . a wonderful novel." —Claire Messud
TEN WOMEN WHO SHOOK THE WORLD
"Sexy… No one interested in contemporary fiction would want us to be without Ten Women Who Shook the World."
—John Lanchester, New York Times Book Review
"Her stories can be read almost as parables, but they are so fully felt and imagined that they seem breathed into being, rather than written — a sure sign of the presence of a great writer, when you can't hear the writing, and the story just pours effortlessly into your thirsty ear." —LA Weekly