Hand That First Held Mine

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Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.41 X 8.01 X 0.91 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780547423180
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About the Author

MAGGIE O'FARRELL is the author of four previous novels, including the acclaimed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, which was a B&NRecommends Pick, and After You'd Gone. Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, O'Farrell grew up in Wales and Scotland. She has two children.

Reviews

"O'Farrell brings to mind Sue Miller but with a British and darker flavor; her sure hand for psychological suspense . . . continues to be most impressive." --Library Journal

"Maggie O'Farrell's cinematically vivid novel is moody and powerful and plotted at a breakneck pace. This book, like life, will disarm you with its unannounced twists and tragedies and moments of unexpected beauty. She delivers to readers that rarest of experiences--total emotional investment. Hers is a brilliant feat of prose marksmanship--also, it made me cry on the subway." --Heidi Julavits, author of The Effect of Living Backwards and The Uses of Enchantment

"Maggie O'Farrell knows how to weave a bewitching tale, both thrilling and poetic. The Hand That First Held Mine will no doubt enrapture you, just as it has me." --Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key

"An exquisitely sensual tale of love, motherhood, and other forms of madness, The Hand That First Held Mine will unsettle, move, and haunt you." --Emma Donoghue, author of Slammerkin

"Maggie O'Farrell deftly depicts the long-after shocks of death, betrayal, and life-changing love as her richly complicated characters play out an immensely satisfying plot. The Hand That First Held Mine is a dazzling and absorbing novel." --Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street

"Maggie O'Farrell is an uncommonly perceptive writer, and The Hand That First Held Mine is an unforgettable story of family, ambition, and love. I couldn't stop thinking about it long after I read the final page." --Lauren Grodstein, author of A Friend of the Family