Rated of 5
by Vivian Q. (Greer, SC)
The Hand That First Held Mine
Irish author Maggie O'Farrell writes stories about love in all its permutations, and I am a big fan.
As in her previous novels, this one takes a little time to get into the story and then, suddenly, it becomes a page turner. Told in alternating voices, decades apart, it is the story of two women and the men in their lives. Their stories are connected, but we don't immediately know how.
There is much to like and discuss in this wonderful exploration of love, motherhood and loss. Would recommend for book clubs.