A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. This is the extraordinary memoir from bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell.
|Publisher||Tinder Press; 2017|
AFTER YOU'D GONE
Alice boards a train at King's Cross heading home to her family in Scotland. Hours later she steps into traffic on a busy London road. As she lies in a coma we travel through her memories to discover what drove her to this desperate act.
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US
Stella has fled to London to confront the childhood secret which has marked her life. A set of tragic circumstances bring Jake to England, from Hong Kong, to search for the father he never knew. When Jack and Stella meet, both their lives are changed forever.
THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE
Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As he begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE
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. No-one suspects that Gretta might have an explanation for his disappearance, that even now she cannot share. Richard & Judy Bookclub
MY LOVER'S LOVER (X Rated)
When Lily moves into Marcus's flat she is intrigued by signs of his recently departed ex-lover. Who was this woman and why had she suddenly disappeared? It doesn't take long for Lily's curiosity to grow into an all-pervading obsession. X rated, explicit sexual content.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
Daniel Sullivan is a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he is about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with 20 years ago, and this discovery will send him off course, far away from his wife and home.
THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX
In 1930's Edinburgh, the Lennox family decide that something must be done about Esme, their unconventional daughter who continually embarrasses them. Years later Iris Lockhart is toldd that her great-aunt will be released from a psychiatric unit. She had never heard of Esme and is amazed she was completely erased from the family history.