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

June 19th, 2013

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.

Maggie’s website
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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!

 

45 Comments to “Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)”

  1. Julie Kibler says:

    Have loved previous books by Maggie and I actually got to meet her at a book talk and signing when I was in England in 2008! Retweeted you, too! :)

  2. ellie says:

    This book sounds unique and for summer. Many thannks for this great giveaway.

  3. diane says:

    I am intrigued with this novel. Perfect for this heatwave we are having now.

  4. Anne says:

    Your feature today interests me greatly. Ideal reading. Thanks for this chance.

  5. JJT says:

    Very interesting book. I am tweeting as well @readsalways.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. Patty S. says:

    Sounds like an interesting story.

  9. Carol Wong says:

    I tweeted: http://t.co/UcY49PW6xV

    CarolNWomg(at)aol(dot)com

  10. 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

  11. Mary Ward says:

    I’ve read a few other of her books and look forward to reading this one.

  12. Mary Ward says:

    I follow by email.

  13. Carol Wong says:

    I posted on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/carol.n.wong?ref=tn_tnmn

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  14. Melissa B says:

    Sounds like a interesting book! Thanks for the chance to win! =)

  15. Judie McDonald says:

    I haven’t read any of her previous books. Would like to read this one.

  16. 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.

  17. It sounds like a fantastic book! I’d love to win :D I’ve also tweeted about your giveaway!

    Booksintheburbs(at)gmail (dot)com

  18. Jessica M says:

    Sounds like a good book!

    I tweeted this and shared it on facebook. =]

    https://twitter.com/xxpaperhearts/status/347440445825114113

    Thanks!

    -Jessica M
    walkingcorpse11@hotmail.com

  19. Carl says:

    Great-looking book, I’d certainly like to win a copy. Thanks!

    I tweeted a link: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/347442944984367104

    carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  20. bookworm says:

    Sounds good, and I like the cover too. I’ll have to check out Maggie O’Farrell’s books.

  21. 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)

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Lisa Garrett says:

    This is a new author for me. I would love to read this.

  25. Margie says:

    This sounds like a fascinating family drama. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Summer Grinstead says:

    I love finding new authors. I love the book cover.

  27. pearl says:

    AN intriguing family saga. Thanks.

  28. Betsy says:

    Sounds like a great book. Have not read this author yet.

  29. Suzy says:

    This is a new author for me, so I’d love to be introduced to new talent.

  30. Nancy Luebke says:

    What an interesting situation. Thanks for the giveaway. Follow by email.

  31. Patricia N says:

    This is a new author for me and sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway

  32. RAnn says:

    Looks like one I’d enjoy!

  33. Charlotte says:

    Another great give away.

  34. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    This sounds like it has potential!

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. Anita Yancey says:

    Shared on Facebook as Anita Yancey

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  38. Jeanne says:

    Sounds like a great summer read!! THANKS!!!

  39. Theresa N says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book.

  40. pamela james says:

    A beach read-count me in!
    pjames330 at aol dot com

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