The Hand That First Held Mine
Publish date: April 29th 2010
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
In her usual arresting style, O'Farrell tells the reader two intertwined stories. The first is the story of a young woman living in postwar London, and the second a contemporary man and woman embarking on parenthood. It is not made clear until nearly two-thirds of the way through the book exactly ho...
Maggie O’Farrell’s The Hand That First Held Mine may not be the most challenging piece of fiction I’ve read in recent months, but it is definitely one of the most enrapturing. The novel tells the vibrant tale of two seemingly separate lives led in different time periods in London. First is Lexie, a ...
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Still formulating my opinions about this read. O'Farrell reminds me somewhat of William Trevor. Intimate character studies with a twist. Admirably depictions of independent women, and particularly poignant portrayals of motherhood. I reserve the right to amend this upon reflection.
I actually rated this book 3.5 stars.What to say about this book? I was a bit disappointed by it. The blurb seemed to promise more than the book actually delivered. Yes it is a story set at two different times (the 1950’s and the present) and yes they are connected, but not in the way the blurb sugg...
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