The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie OFarrell 0547330790 9780547330792
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Lexie Sinclair cannot stay. Enclosed within her parents genteel country lawn, she yearns for more. She makes her way to the big city, hungry for life and love, where she meets a magazine editor, Innes, a man unlike any she has ever imagined. He introduces her to the thrilling underground world of bohemian postwar London, and she learns to be a reporter, to know art and artists, to live her life fully and with a deep love at the center of it. When that love is threatened, she nearly loses the self she worked so hard to find. But then, she will create many lives, all of them unconventional. And when she finds herself pregnant by a man wholly unsuitable for marriage or fatherhood, she doesnt hesitate for a minute to have the baby on her own, to be shaped by her love for her child. nbsp; Later, in present-day London, a young painter named Elina dizzily navigates the first weeks of motherhood. Her boyfriend, Ted, traumatized by nearly losing her in labor, begins to recover lost memories. He cannot place them. But as they become more disconcerting and return more frequently, we discover that something connects these two storiesthese two womensomething that becomes all the more heartbreaking and beautiful as they all hurtle toward its revelation. nbsp; A stunning portrait of motherhood and the artists life in all their terror and glory, Maggie OFarrells newest novel is a gorgeous inquiry into the ways we make and unmake our lives, who we know ourselves to be, and how even our most accidental legacies connect us.

Author: Maggie OFarrell

Language: English

Edition: First Edition. date on title page

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 341

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2010-04-12

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