Books by Maggie O’Farrell

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE by Maggie O’Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A skillfully written novel of manners, with quiet domestic drama spiced with fine comic moments. The payoff is priceless, too."
A sometimes-brooding but always sympathetic novel, by prize-winning British writer O'Farrell, of a family's struggles to overlook the many reasons why they should avoid each other's glances and phone calls. Read full book review >
THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX by Maggie O’Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Despite occasional opacity, this slow-building, impressionistic work amply rewards dedicated readers with a moving human drama."
When the willfully unattached Iris Lockhart receives a call about a great aunt she never met, her loner lifestyle gets woven into a much larger family drama. Read full book review >
MY LOVER’S LOVER by Maggie O’Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Hip and understated, but, at its heart, embarrassingly mawkish and sentimental."
Britisher O'Farrell's second (following her award-winning debut, After You'd Gone, 2001) is a fairly standard tale, set in London, of girls meeting, getting, and losing boys. Read full book review >
AFTER YOU’D GONE by Maggie O’Farrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Often painful to read, but finally quite satisfying."
First-time novelist O'Farrell powerfully reworks a seemingly familiar tale. Read full book review >