Without Her

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  • Without Her
  • Rosalind Brackenbury
  • 21 December 2018

About the Author: Rosalind Brackenbury

ROSALIND BRACKENBURY is the author of several novels, books of poetry, and short stories She was born in London, England, and has also lived in Scotland and France She earned a history degree at Cambridge University, speaks French fluently, and has been a teacher, journalist, and deck hand on a schooner.


Without Her Rosalind Brackenbury S WITHOUT HER, Pitched As A Ferrante Esque Novel About A Close, Life Long Friendship Between Two Women That Must Be Examined After One Of Them Mysteriously Disappears, Bringing Up Questions Of Allegiance, Jealousy And Betrayal From The Past And Explores What The Strength Of Lifelong Friendship Really Is, To Joseph Olshan At Delphinium, In A Nice Deal, For Publication In July

10 thoughts on “Without Her

  1. says:

    Without Her, by Rosalind Brackenbury, was nothing quite like I had expected From the synopsis, I knew Claudia had been called by Phil, the husband of her long time friend, Hannah, when she fails to arrive at their summer home, and is deemed missing Claudia leaves America to head to the South of France and help Hannah s family find her.What I did not expect from this synopsis was to find a story rich in exploring relationships, and how far we can bend traditional expectations of them What can be forgiven, and what cannot be forgotten What are we willing to ignore in order to hold onto relationships, and what are we forced to give up if we cannot Brackenbury presents characters who are sometimes infuriating, sometimes likable, but always honest sometimes so honest you find yourself cringing She presents issues of living on our own terms in very different ways through Claudia, Hannah, Philip, and Alexandre, bringing readers to question whether there really is a right way of doing things, and opening their minds to other ideas Had I known about the topics that would be brought up in this novel prior to reading it, I m not sure it would have caught my attention However, it is a very unique story, and I feel thankful to have read it It s not the type of book where I found myself thinking about the characters in between picking it up, but instead, the struggles they were facing, and how I would ever deal with those same struggles if I were in any of their po...

  2. says:

    From the very start, I wasn t sure about Hannah a small, thin girl playing chess against herself in the damp cloakroom of an all girls boarding school It s here we re introduced to a budding friendship between the narrator, Claudia, and this mildly enigmatic woman child who tells her about to be new best friend about her solo chess game, I m never sure who s going to win I wasn t, either, while reading Rosalind Brackenbury s Without Her Delphinium Books The two girls become inseparable partners in crime, unapologetically late for meals and brazenly absent from roll call altogether But from page 3, it s clear who s the inspiration for misbehavior, who has the moxie and so right away, we readers know who the her is in the title It s Hannah.Brackenbury s sentences have an arresting cadence I had the feeling that each sentence was heavier at the end, that words slid downhill, taking me with them ...

  3. says:

    In Without Her, Rosalind Brackenbury describes the lifelong friendship of two women who met in an English boarding school when they were young girls Their perfect friendship becomes strained after their college years in Cambridge when Claudia leaves Hannah behind and moves to America to become a filmmaker Despite this geographical separation, Claudia visits often enough that when Hannah goes missing, her husband seeks Claudia, the person who knows...

  4. says:

    I was really drawn to this initially due to the lifelong relationship between Claudie and Hannah I liked how the book went back into the past to show how their friendship progressed through time while going through the dilemma of Hannah disappearing out of nowhere in her 60 s This book really tied in well with history in the locations and presented the women as educated and cultured Overall, this book was well written and demonstrated lots of emotion and will be relatable to ma...

  5. says:

    Without Her was a very well with book about two longtime friend that met in boarding school years before Claudia hears from Hannah s husband that she s missing Claudia, who lives in America, flies to Europe to help locate Hannah.The book is filled with flashbacks to their shared past and present day It s a great book about friendship, choices and change.I would have given the book 4 stars, but I didn t ...

  6. says:

    Without Her is a story about two steadfast friends Hannah and Claudia They met in boarding school and because lifelong friends Claudia receives a message from Hannah s husband that she is missing She rushes to Europe and the story flashes back to various time frames to fill in the story of ...

  7. says:

    When I first started this book based on the description I though murder mystery thriller type book This is not that type of book This is a person who has walked away from everyone and we get to see if they come back, if they are ok There is no urgent feeling in this book but it is a good story about lifelong best friends.The author did a great job with description and I really felt for the characters Not in a good way I disliked all the charac...

  8. says:

    Thank you Netgallery for the preview of this book Got it at Bookcon this year

  9. says:

    A great novel, beautiful depiction of the characters with some tense moments thrown into the mix Will definitely pick books by this talented author.

  10. says:

    Hannah and Caludia were very close at boarding school but Hannah has form for just leaving parties, trips away etc without proper explanations Hannah marries a guy she meets at Uni and the friends only meet up once a year as Caludia has moved to the US However, just before retirement Claudia gets a call from Hannah s husband, Hannah has gone missing en route to their French holiday home and he urgently needs Claudia s input on the situation Hmm not sure I liked this book It was well written and researched but I found the character of Alexandre a bit unbelievable and that one of the main characters would have a life long affair of a few days sex a year with him, whilst being in love with him but not calling him on it and saying she wanted to be with him...

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