Book cover of Instructions for a Heatwave: A novel by Maggie O'Farrellby Maggie O’Farrell

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

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.

Interview with the Author

Podcast art for Edinburgh International Book FestivalEdinburgh International Book Festival 
Maggie O’Farrell (2014 event)
8/20/14           50 min

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