Books Maggie O'Farrell Books by Maggie O'Farrell Maggie O'Farrell has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Maggie O'Farrell Review Book Reviews Complex Stories Snap Together In 'This Must Be The Place' July 19, 2016 Maggie O'Farrell's novel jumps among multiple storylines, points of view, times and places to tell the story of an American professor who meets a reclusive French actress on a lonely Irish road. Review Book Reviews A Family's Secrets And Sorrows Surface In 'Heatwave' June 19, 2013 Maggie O'Farrell's new novel, Instructions for a Heatwave, follows a troubled Irish Catholic family in London over the course of four scorching July days in 1976. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Heatwave is a beautiful book about "the importance of forgiving those you love." Review Three Books... Three Cheers (And Three Books) For Mummy Dearest May 7, 2012 Mother's Day may arrive earlier in England than in the U.S., but British writer Rosamund Lupton is always happy to celebrate. She recommends three books that distill motherhood to its essential elements. Do you have a favorite book about moms? Tell us in the comments. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 One Nightstand, Six Affairs: Novels Of Illicit Love July 28, 2010 Hotels, pools, beaches, airplanes: all good places to ignite a summer fling — or read about one. Here are six recent titles that will let you explore, from the safety of your deck chair, our human capacity for ecstasy and pain. iStockphoto Review Book Reviews A Moving Look At The Bonds Of Motherhood April 27, 2010 Maggie O'Farrell's novel The Hand That First Held Mine is split between two main characters: an art critic and reporter trying to make her way in the man's world of 1960s London and a contemporary artist who wants desperately to remember life before the traumatic birth of her first child.