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Publisher Description

An unforgettable narrative of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are. From the New York Times bestselling author of Hamnet.

Strange weather brings out strange behavior.” London, 1976. In the thick of a record-breaking heatwave, Gretta Riordan’s newly retired husband has cleaned out his bank account and vanished. Now, for the first time in years, Gretta calls her children home: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, whose blighted past has driven a wedge between her and her younger sister; and Aoife, the youngest, whose new life in Manhattan is elaborately arranged to conceal a devastating secret.

In a story that stretches from the Upper West Side to a village on the coast of Ireland, Maggie O’Farrell explores the mysteries that inhere within families, and reveals the fault lines over which we build our lives. 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
June 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.2
MB

Customer Reviews

ckm40256 ,

Disappointed!

I had no more sense of this family after the read than before! Finished the book just because I bought it, wished I would have left it on the "shelf."

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