Instructions for A Heatwave

Instructions for A Heatwave

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780385349406
0385349408
Branch Call Number: FIC O'Farr
Characteristics: 289 p

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CRRL_MegRaymond Jul 25, 2017

When Gretta’s husband leaves home and doesn’t come back, she calls her three adult children home to help. They arrive to a record-breaking heatwave, and no idea how to find their dad.

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Sansha
Jan 27, 2017

Another enjoyable read by Maggie O'Farrell. Set within a dysfunctional Irish family who must come together after the disappearance of their husband/father.

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heinrij
Aug 21, 2015

If you enjoy Irish families bickering,(I don't), this is the book for you. Some sex and bad languaage. I would rate it M for mature.

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empbee
Apr 01, 2015

Good beginning, slow middle, very good revelation. Familiar family issues in good setting spiced with some mystery. Enjoyable read.

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uncommonreader
Aug 20, 2014

Set during the UK drought of 1976, a father's disappearance brings together his estranged children. Although there is a mystery, which is resolved in Connemara, the novel is about family relationships. The mother is particularly well portrayed. A little disappointing compared to O'Farrell's other novels.

Gail49 Aug 05, 2014

bas bleu

loveablelibrarian Apr 23, 2014

A really smooth read full of interesting characters and intriguing setting. Recommended!

madison382 Mar 16, 2014

Really enjoyed her style of writing.

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finn75
Jan 17, 2014

A family comes together in the face of a crisis despite their own personal turmoils. Funny and sweet. Abrupt ending but an enjoyable read.

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SusieMac
Dec 21, 2013

I love Maggie O'Farrell's work and this was no exception. A bit different to her other works in that it has a somewhat unresolved ending compared to her other novels. This novel is more character-driven than plot driven, so perhaps that is why.

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