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Instructions for a Heatwave

Maggie O'Farrell

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Sophisticated, intelligent, impossible to put down, Maggie O'Farrell's beguiling novels-After You'd Gone, winner of a Betty Trask Award; The Distance Between Us, winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Hand That First Held Mine, winner of the Costa Novel Award; and her unforgettable bestseller The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox-blend richly textured psychological drama with page-turning suspense. Instructions for a Heatwave finds her at the top of her game, with a novel about a family crisis set during the legendary British heatwave of 1976. Gretta Riordan wakes on a stultifying July morning to find that her husband of forty years has gone to get the paper and vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way. Gretta's three grown children converge on their parents' home for the first time in years: Michael Francis, a history teacher whose marriage is failing; Monica, with two stepdaughters who despise her and a blighted past that has driven away the younger sister she once adored; and Aoife, the youngest, now living in Manhattan, a smart, immensely resourceful young woman who has arranged her entire life to conceal a devastating secret. Maggie O'Farrell writes with exceptional grace and sensitivity about marriage, about the mysteries that inhere within families, and the fault lines over which we build our lives-the secrets we hide from the people who know and love us best. In a novel that stretches from the heart of London to New York City's Upper West Side to a remote village on the coast of Ireland, O'Farrell paints a bracing portrait of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:42


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:44


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:28