The Hand That First Held Mine
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HarperCollins, 2011.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maggie O'Farrell., & Maggie O'Farrell|AUTHOR. (2011). The Hand That First Held Mine . HarperCollins.

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Maggie O'Farrell and Maggie O'Farrell|AUTHOR. 2011. The Hand That First Held Mine. HarperCollins.

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Maggie O'Farrell and Maggie O'Farrell|AUTHOR. The Hand That First Held Mine HarperCollins, 2011.

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Maggie O'Farrell, and Maggie O'Farrell|AUTHOR. The Hand That First Held Mine HarperCollins, 2011.

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Hedged in by her parents' genteel country life, she plans her escape to London. There, she takes up with Innes Kent, a magazine editor who wears duck-egg blue ties and introduces her to the thrilling, underground world of bohemian, post-war Soho. She learns to be a reporter, to know art and artists, to embrace her life fully and with a deep love at the center of it. She creates many lives--all of them unconventional. And when she finds herself pregnant, she doesn't hesitate to have the baby on her own.
Later, in present-day London, a young painter named Elina dizzily navigates the first weeks of motherhood. She doesn't recognize herself: she finds herself walking outside with no shoes; she goes to the restaurant for lunch at nine in the morning; she can't recall the small matter of giving birth. But for her boyfriend, Ted, fatherhood is calling up lost memories, with images he cannot place.
As Ted's memories become more disconcerting and more frequent, it seems that something might connect these two stories-- these two women-- something that becomes all the more heartbreaking and beautiful as they all hurtle toward its revelation.
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