Now, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; monica, for the first time in years, the youngest, Gretta calls her children home : Michael Francis, whose blighted past has driven a wedge between her and her younger sister; and Aoife, whose new life in Manhattan is elaborately arranged to conceal a devastating secret.
Instructions for a Heatwave Vintage Contemporaries #ad - 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. London, 1976.
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Bestselling author maggie o’farrell captures an extraordinary marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor in what Richard Russo calls “her breakout book. Perfect for readers of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. An irresistible love story, an unforgettable family. A new yorker living in the wilds of ireland, and his wife, Claudette, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, he has children he never sees in California, is a reclusive ex–film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway.
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In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, beauty, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, and mysteries of life itself. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster.
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The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia.
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