The Hand That First Held Mine

As Ted's memories become more disconcerting and more frequent, it seems that something might connect these two stories-- these two women-- something that becomes all the more heartbreaking and beautiful as they all hurtle toward its ...

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547487274

Category: Fiction

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Lexie Sinclair is plotting an extraordinary life for herself. Hedged in by her parents' genteel country life, she plans her escape to London. There, she takes up with Innes Kent, a magazine editor who wears duck-egg blue ties and introduces her to the thrilling, underground world of bohemian, post-war Soho. She learns to be a reporter, to know art and artists, to embrace her life fully and with a deep love at the center of it. She creates many lives--all of them unconventional. And when she finds herself pregnant, she doesn't hesitate to have the baby on her own. Later, in present-day London, a young painter named Elina dizzily navigates the first weeks of motherhood. She doesn't recognize herself: she finds herself walking outside with no shoes; she goes to the restaurant for lunch at nine in the morning; she can't recall the small matter of giving birth. But for her boyfriend, Ted, fatherhood is calling up lost memories, with images he cannot place. As Ted's memories become more disconcerting and more frequent, it seems that something might connect these two stories-- these two women-- something that becomes all the more heartbreaking and beautiful as they all hurtle toward its revelation. Here Maggie O'Farrell brings us a spellbinding novel of two women connected across fifty years by art, love, betrayals, secrets, and motherhood. Like her acclaimed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, it is a "breathtaking, heart-breaking creation."* And it is a gorgeous inquiry into the ways we make and unmake our lives, who we know ourselves to be, and how even our most accidental legacies connect us. *The Washington Post Book World

Almost Missed You

For mentoring my editorial career from the very first, Jack Heffron; for putting so
much trust in my abilities, Jane Friedman. ... but I do: Thanks to Maggie O'Farrell
and her wonderful novel The Hand That First Held Mine for the flash of inspiration
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Author: Jessica Strawser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473682258

Category: Fiction

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'An emotional powerhouse of a novel' Garth Stein A powerful story of love, betrayal, and secrets that maybe shouldn't be kept. . . _____________________________________________ Violet and Finn are 'meant to be'. A happy couple seemingly brought together by the hand of fate, they have a gorgeous son, and are enjoying their first family holiday in Florida. Until Violet returns to the hotel room to discover that her husband has left without a trace; and he's taken their child with him. Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since the first day of college. But friends don't ask you to hide their kidnapped son, threatening to reveal a secret which could destroy your family if you don't. Do they? An addictive domestic drama for fans of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere and Lesley Kara's The Rumour. _____________________________________________ Praise for Jessica Strawser and Almost Missed You: 'Fans of Liane Moriarty will adore Jessica Strawser' Kate Moretti 'A tale of a marriage in crisis with elements of daring, danger, mystery, and secrets that will surprise and delight you...Glorious!' Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars in the Heavens 'A skillful, insightful debut: a deft exploration of the mysteries of marriage, the price we pay for our secrets, and just how easy it is to make the worst choices imaginable.' Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls 'Jessica Strawser writes from the heart.' Lisa Scottoline

Hamnet

*A New York Times Best Seller* *One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year* A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so ...

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525657614

Category: Fiction

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ONE OF The New York Times 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-selling winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

Instructions for a Heatwave

She is also the author of The Hand That First Held Mine (2010), which won the
2010 Costa Novel Award. Waterstones, the U.K.'s leading book retailer, included
O'Farrell among its list of 25 Authors for the Future. Visit: www.maggieofarrell.com
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Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385349416

Category: Fiction

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Sophisticated, intelligent, impossible to put down, Maggie O’Farrell’s beguiling novels—After You’d Gone, winner of a Betty Trask Award; The Distance Between Us, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Hand That First Held Mine, winner of the Costa Novel Award; and her unforgettable bestseller The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox—blend richly textured psychological drama with page-turning suspense. Instructions for a Heatwave finds her at the top of her game, with a novel about a family crisis set during the legendary British heatwave of 1976. 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. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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Mine , First Novel — Kishwar Desai for Witness the Night ; Biography — Edmund
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My Lover s Lover and The Distance Between Us

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This Must Be the Place

A top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O'Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472230302

Category: Fiction

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD - A RICHARD AND JUDY PICK 2017 A top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O'Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. 'A complex, riveting novel of love and hope that grips at the heart' The Sunday Times A reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet? Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together. Will their love for one another be enough to bring Daniel back home?

Hamnet and Judith

A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and ...

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0735280185

Category: Fiction

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"Hamnet & Judith is an exploration of marriage and grief written into the silent opacities of a life that is at once extremely famous and profoundly obscure. . . . As the book unfolds, it brings its story to a tender and ultimately hopeful conclusion: that even the greatest grief, the most damaged marriage, and most shattered heart might find some solace, some healing." --Geraldine Brooks, the New York Times Book Review TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman: a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers. Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.

I Am I Am I Am

On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525520236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life: The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life’s myriad dangers. Here, O’Farrell stiches together these discrete encounters to tell the story of her entire life. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, she captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.

The Distance Between Us

Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O'Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of HAMNET.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Tinder Press

ISBN: 0755372255

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O'Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of HAMNET. It was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller and won the Somerset Maugham Award. On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous. They know nothing of one another's existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn't appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.

Where Snow Angels Go

Best-selling and award-winning master storyteller Maggie O'Farrell weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

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ISBN: 9781406391992

Category: Angels

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Have you ever woken up suddenly, in the middle of the night, without knowing why? Best-selling and award-winning master storyteller Maggie O'Farrell weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day. Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight - a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom ... a SNOW angel! He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems... Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life! There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know! Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too?

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Esme Lennox is a dreamy, bookish young woman, the kind of girl who stares and listens and won’t flirt with boys.

Author: Maggie O'Farrell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443420115

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Esme Lennox is a dreamy, bookish young woman, the kind of girl who stares and listens and won’t flirt with boys. And then, in the space of a moment, she disappears. Years later, a stunning phone call breaks the silence at Iris Lockhart’s vintage shop: her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital after sixty-one years. Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child, but Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in her face. Still, she’s basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, sure to bring life-altering secrets when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?

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She took my hand . I saw her sweet face once more , with that heavenly smile
lighting up her countenance , so pale , but still so beautiful . Her small white hand
held mine , and on it she wore one ring , a ruby heart presented by golden hands
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The Household of Bouverie

And I grasped the hand that held mine , in an agony of pity . " You have assumed
a terrible office " I murmured low , but the whisper did not escape his ear . He
made no answer at first , but dropping my hand , commenced walking the room in
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The Czar

A Tale of the Time of the First Napoleon Deborah Alcock. time ' * “ He ... I fell on
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for such as you , Barrinka , not to speak of a poor mujik like me . Then he said to
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And We Write

Dr. Broumand came over to me and held my hand. His hand was so warm and he
held mine the entire time they were working on my IV. He held my hand until I fell
asleep. His touch was the first thing I remembered when I woke up.

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"Cancer doesn't just attack an individual; it attacks the individual and his or her loved ones." After her mother died of colorectal cancer, Shell Lewis wanted to cope with her mother's passing and to understand the range of emotions that both she and her siblings experienced and were yet to endure. Ms. Lewis decided to create a book composed by those who have been touched by the disease. "And We Write: Surviving Cancer; Let the Healing Begin" is a means of understanding the fear, grief, anger, acceptance, and joy that cancer causes in one's life. Through poetry, humor, and autobiography, cancer victims tell their respective stories and the impact that the disease has had on their lives. The compilation serves as a safe haven for cancer patients, illustrating that the extreme anger, relentless fear, uninhibited tears, and unyielding doubt are normal emotions that all cancer victims face and eventually overcome. In 2008, Shell Lewis earned her MA of English from Brooklyn College (CUNY), where she also served as an assistant ESL instructor and nonteaching adjunct, instructing college students on the skills needed to pass the CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) to earn their college degrees. While pursuing her own degree, Ms. Lewis interned at Byron Preiss Visual Publications and "People Magazine." In addition to bylines in "People," Ms. Lewis has bylines in the "New York Press" and "The Big Apple Parent." During her college career, Ms. Lewis also served as editor for U.S. High, an online social network for high school-aged teens interested in government and politics. Ms. Lewis is currently employed as teen outreach manager for a New York City-based nonprofit organization that recruits and employs teens to tutor first graders and kindergarteners who are struggling readers.

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attempt to kiss the hand that held mine ... Since that first short glimpse of
Claremont , I have spent many snatches of time in and about it , chiefly while “ the
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The hand that held mine tightened its clasp . “ Do you like that picture ? ... I only
gasped at first , and then I looked at And he only put his head back , when I him ,
and said slowly : said that , and laughed — and laughed . “ Me ? —You want me
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