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Instructions for a Heatwave By Maggie O'Farrell

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

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Summary

An unforgettable portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976

Instructions for a Heatwave Summary

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

A story of a dysfunctional but deeply loveable family reunited, set during the legendary summer of 1976, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE by Maggie O'Farrell was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he's going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn't come back. The search for Robert brings Gretta's children - two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce - back home, each with different ideas as to where their father might have gone. None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share.

Instructions for a Heatwave Reviews

The Riordans will stay in your mind long after you finish this book. They're funny, infuriating and impossible not to love. They feel like family * Irish Times *
My favourite kind of novel: big-hearted, psychologically complex and utterly gripping -- Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Unputdownable -- Joanna Briscoe, Guardian
Instantly appealing...magical * Daily Telegraph *
Masterful...holds you on an exquisite knife-edge * Marie Claire *
An author at the top of her game * Sunday Express *
O'Farrell's language is lissom, airborne, mostly seamless, her characters flawed, contradictory, aggravating and instantly knowable. This is a deceptively easy, effortlessly true-feeling novel; a total delight * Metro *
A quite wonderful novel...at once enthralling, page turning and atmospheric * Irish Examiner *

About Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, and eight novels: AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award, and HAMNET. She lives in Edinburgh.

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GOR004617812
9780755358786
0755358783
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
2013-02-26
352
Short-listed for Costa Novel Award 2013
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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