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• May 25, 2002 - Oct 22, 2010 •
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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.
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.
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.
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…
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on July 6/13. Good luck!
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