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Maggie O'Farrell

Biography

Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of seven 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 HEAT WAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award; and THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. She lives in Edinburgh.

Maggie O'Farrell

Books by Maggie O'Farrell

by Maggie O'Farrell - Fiction

A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, Daniel Sullivan has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex–film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway. Claudette was once the most glamorous and infamous woman in cinema before she staged her own disappearance and retreated to blissful seclusion in an Irish farmhouse. But the life Daniel and Claudette have so carefully constructed is about to be disrupted by an unexpected discovery about a woman Daniel lost touch with 20 years ago.

by Maggie O'Farrell - Fiction

Gretta Riordan awakes one morning to find that her husband of 40 years has vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Her three grown children converge on their parents’ home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her; and Aoife, who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret.