Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

Today’s spotlight is on Maggie O’Farrell’s newest book Instructions for a Heatwave which just released yesterday.  I’ve read a few of her books and always really enjoyed them so I’m excited to get to this one when I can.  Isn’t the cover great?  I really like it – simple but bold.  So as usual I’ll give you some information on the book and the author and then at the end of the post you can enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself.

 

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About Instructions for a Heatwave

Gretta Riordan wakes on a stultifying July morning to find that her husband of forty years has gone to get the paper and vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Gretta’s three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her and a blighted past that has driven away the younger sister she once adored; and Aoife, the youngest, now living in Manhattan, a smart, immensely resourceful young woman who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret.

Maggie O’Farrell writes with exceptional grace and sensitivity about marriage, about the mysteries that inhere within families, and the fault lines over which we build our lives‹the secrets we hide from the people who know and love us best. In a novel that stretches from the heart of London to New York City’s Upper West Side to a remote village on the coast of Ireland, O’Farrell paints a bracing portrait of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are.

Buy at: Amazon, Amazon Canada, and B&N

 

About Maggie O’Farrell

Maggie O’Farrell is the author of After You’d Gone, winner of a Betty Trask Award; My Lover¹s Lover; The Distance Between Us, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox; and The Hand That First Held Mine, winner of a Costa Novel Award.

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US only)

I have one copy of Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell up for giveaway to my US readers.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • Tweet, share on Facebook or blog for 3 entries.

This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on July 6/13.  Good luck!

 

Comments

  1. Carol Wong says

    I could get into this books so easily. I am in northern Texas and the 100 degree weat her is approaching soon. I already feel for Gretta Riordan,had those times when everything went wrong. Would love to read this book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  2. Carol Wong says

    I could get into this books so easily.

    I am in northern Texas and the 100 degree weat her is approaching soon. I already feel for Gretta Riordan,had those times when everything went wrong. Would love to read this book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

    • Carol Wong says

      Sorry, I got the message that I had already said that and there was nothing in the comments, now there are two!

  3. Nancy says

    I’ve never read this author’s work but this sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win.
    nanze55(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. Diane Castiglione says

    Sounds like a great heat. Right now I feel like we are having a heatwave..
    I tweet it and posted it on Facebook.

  5. KATHLEEN BIANCHI says

    I can’t imagine spending your life with someone and at retirement age have him take off. Her dsfuntional family doesn’t sound like it is going to be much help either.
    I tweeted.

    Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

  6. Terry Martini says

    I love family sagas and mysteries and this one is both. Looking forward to reading this one.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

  7. Linda Kish says

    This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read. I never understand what gets into people where they just up and vanish like that. But then the story is about the secrets of the others. Everyone has secrets, I guess.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. Meghan Stith says

    Wow… Totally can’t wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list… Beautiful cover, too! ; ) I love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write in this kind of genre? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  9. Anita Yancey says

    Sounds like a very interesting story. I would love to find out what happened to Gretta’s husband. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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