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The hand that first held mine, Maggie O'Farrell

Label
The hand that first held mine
Title
The hand that first held mine
Statement of responsibility
Maggie O'Farrell
Title variation
hand that first held mine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifty years after a reporter of genteel origins becomes a single mother, London painter Elina navigates the first weeks of motherhood after surviving a dangerous labor and learns that her life is disconcertingly linked to the woman from the past
Summary
"Lexie Sinclair yearns for more than her parents' genteel country life. She makes her way to the city, where she meets a magazine editor, Innes, a man unlike any she has ever imagined. He introduces her to the thrilling world of Bohemian postwar London, and Lexie learns to become a reporter, to know art and artists, to live fully, unconventionally, and with deep love. And when she finds herself pregnant by a man wholly unsuitable for marriage or fatherhood, she doesn't hesitate a minute to have the baby on her own. Later, in present-day London, a young painter named Elina dizzily navigates the first weeks of motherhood after a traumatic birth. Her boyfriend, Ted, shaken by nearly losing her in labor, begins to recover lost memories from his obscured childhood. As the memory flashes return with ever more disconcerting frequency, we discover a heartbreaking and beautiful revelation that connects these two women and their stories"--Publisher's description
Award
Costa Novel Award, 2010.
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346893
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
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O'Farrell, Maggie
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6065.F36
LC item number
H36 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women painters
  • Motherhood
  • Family secrets
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The hand that first held mine, Maggie O'Farrell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18300389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780547330792
Lccn
2009042058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)BK0008535075
Label
The hand that first held mine, Maggie O'Farrell
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18300389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780547330792
Lccn
2009042058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)BK0008535075

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