La mano che teneva la mia

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  • 379 pages
  • La mano che teneva la mia
  • Maggie O'Farrell
  • Italian
  • 03 October 2018
  • 8860886686

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La mano che teneva la mia Nella vitale Londra del secondo dopoguerra, la giovane Lexie Sinclair, appena arrivata dalle campagne del Devon, sente che tutto possibile Mentre cerca di realizzare il sogno di diventare giornalista, viene in contatto con un mondo pervaso da uno straordinario fermento culturale e trova anche l a, in un uomo pi grande di lei, un importante editore Nella Londra di oggi, una giovane artista, Elina, ha in comune con la sua coetanea di cinquant anni prima il grande a per questa citt , che ha accolto anche lei permettendole di realizzare il suo sogno, quello di diventare un artista Ma Elina fatica a riprendersi da una recente maternit , e a volte quel passeggino che spinge le sembra troppo pesante, come se frenasse i suoi sogni e la sua creativit Ted, il padre del bambino, le sta accanto in questi momenti difficili, e anche lui fa i conti con la paternit Guardando il figlio, la mente di Ted corre inevitabilmente alla propria infanzia, ma ci sono immagini, ricordi, pensieri che affiorano nel suo subconscio e non coincidono con quello che lui sa del proprio passato Le due storie, in apparenza cos lontane, finiranno per rivelare un legame che colpisce il lettore con tutta la forza di uno straordinario colpo di scena. Best Download La mano che teneva la mia [ author ] Maggie O'Farrell [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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12 thoughts on “La mano che teneva la mia

  1. Cheri says:

    Listen The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the trees know, in their restlessness, in their head tossing impatience, that something is about to happen A graveled path curves towards the front door of the house On the washing line, petticoats and vests, socks and stays, nappies and handkerchiefs snap and writhe in the breeze A radio can be heard from somewhere, one of the neighbouring housListen The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the trees know, in their restlessness, in their head tossing impatience, that something is about to happen A graveled path curves towards the front door of the house On the washing line, petticoats and vests, socks and stays, nappies and handkerchiefs snap and writhe in the breeze A radio can be heard from somewhere, one of the neighbouring houses perhaps, and the muffled thwack of an axe falling on wood And so, I was lost to these words, lost and found in another place in time, which took my breath away Having just read herThe Vanishing Act of Esme Lennoxmere days ago, which also swept me into her story from the start, I m once again in awe of her skills as a w...

  2. Angela M says:

    Edited to make correction Originally read Aug, 25, 2014 I loved this novel mostly because of the writing Yes, I loved the story and the characters too, but from the exquisite opening paragraph it was all about the writing Listen The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the trees know, in their restlessness, in their head tossing impatience, that something is about to happen Something amazing doe Edited to make correction Originally read Aug, 25, 2014 I loved this novel mostly because of the writing Yes, I loved the story and the characters too, but from the exquisite opening paragraph it was all about the writing Listen The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the trees know, in their restlessness, in their head tossing impatience, that something is about to happen Something amazing does happen to Lexie and Innes, the characters we first meet Something happened to this reader, as well I found myself so immersed in the language and the story to come, from these first words to the very last It s told with these seemingly simple sentences that are st...

  3. Debbie says:

    4.7, rounded up because I just had toThis writer, this Maggie O Farrell, just wow I ve never read five books by any writer before and I did this all within a year what That should give you a hint of how ga ga I am over Maggie dearest Can I call her Maggie, please, as if we re all chummy chummy, since I want to be What did I like about this book Well, just about everything It is 100 percent absorbing It has the required good characters, plot, and pacing The characters have depth and t 4.7, rounded up because I just had toThis writer, this Maggie O Farrell, just wow I ve never read five books by any writer before and I did this all within a year what That should give you a hint of how ga ga I am over Maggie dearest Can I call her Maggie, please, as if we re all chummy chummy, since I want to be What did I like about this book Well, just about everything It is 100 percent absorbing It has the required good characters, plot, and pacing The characters have depth and they re relatable And is it really me talking when I say her descriptions are fantastic If you know me, you probably know that scenery is often a hot item on my Complaint Board I never ever require scenery I ve had my fill of raindrops on a maple leaf, thank you very much But Maggie seduces me with how she uses her pen as a paintbrush With just a few quick, and what seem to be effortless, strokes, she sits her characters down into a space that s so vivid it makes my head happy There I visualize the London settings ...

  4. B the BookAddict says:

    Any fiction novel which follows the five or six literary fiction novels I have just finished may well have big shoes to fill but The Hand That First Held Mine held it s own I do so love it when an author combines combines real people into their story After reading this novel, I half expect if I pore over the photographs by John Deakin I shall find images of Lexie and Innes And likewise, if I go to Soho, I shall find on Bayton Street the faded chalk writing of the word elsewhere in front of th Any fiction novel which follows the five or six literary fiction novels I have just finished may well have big shoes to fill but The Hand That First Held Mine held it s own I do so love it when an author combines combines real people into their story After reading this novel, I half expect if I pore over the photographs by John Deakin I shall find images of Lexie and Innes And likewise, if I go to Soho, I shall find on Bayton Street the faded chalk writing of the word elsewhere in front of the building where Inn...

  5. Teresa says:

    Oh no, another favourite author releasing a new title cue the sickening feelings of anxiety when I settle into the story , wondering if it will meet my expectations but any fears are quickly assuaged as I become immersed in this, Maggie O Farrell s fifth novel I devoured it in a few sittings one of those books you are eager to embrace but loath to leave.Like it s predecessor, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, there is a cleverly woven dual narrative, one set in the 1950s 1960s in Bohemian Oh no, another favourite author releasing a new title cue the sickening feelings of anxiety when I settle into the story , wondering if it will meet my expectations but any fears are quickly assuaged as I become immersed in this, Maggie O Farrell s fifth novel I devoured it in a few sittings one of those books you are eager to embrace but loath to leave.Like it s predecessor, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, there is a cleverly woven dual narrative, one set in the 1950s 1960s in Bohemian London and the contemporary story, again set in London In the 50s setting, Lexie leaves the bucolic setting of her family home in Devon at the tender age of 21, intent on finding a new life in London She meets and is seduced by Innes Kent, a seemingly most unsuitable partner and they fall for each other, working together on a magazine in Soho From an, at times, irritating ingenue Lexie develops into a strong, independent ...

  6. Betsy Robinson says:

    This book left me breathless, gulping, and sobbing Maggie O Farrell is a master of story, structure, and my god, transitions But that is stuff writers swoon over For readers there is a great story of family connections that transcend known facts It s about the truths we intuit and how they can nag, direct, and torture us until we bring them into consciousness and the now A wonderful book By the way, the Kindle edition also has a wonderful short story called The House I Live In an appropri This book left me breathless, gulping, and sobbing Maggie O Farrell is a master of story, structure, and my god, transitions But that is stuff writers swoon over For readers there is a great story of family connections that transcend known facts It s about the truths we intuit and how they can nag, direct, and torture us until we bring them into consciousness and the now A wonderful book By the way, the Kindle edition also has a wonderful short story called...

  7. Bee says:

    Although choosing a favourite author is tough, when forced to do so I wouldoften than not, answer with Maggie O Farrell as mine I find her style of writing beautiful, almost melodic and so incredibley descriptive and evocative of the senses that you really feel like you step into the world of the characters whilst reading.However, this was based on her first three books, and I have to say that despite being SO excited for the release of The Vanishing Act of Esme May only book I ve ever Although choosing a favourite author is tough, when forced to do so I wouldoften than not, answer with Maggie O Farrell as mine I find her style of writing beautiful, almost melodic and so incredibley descriptive and evocative of the senses that you really feel like you step into the world of the characters whilst reading.However, this was based on her first three books, and I have to say that despite being SO excited for the release of The Vanishing Act of Esme May only book I ve ever pre ordered I wasn t as enthralled as I d hoped In fact I was quite disappointed afterwards Now with the release of The Hand That First H...

  8. James says:

    The Hand That First Held Mine 2010 is Maggie O Farrell s poetic, extremely moving and very human story of memory, motherhood and emotions O Farrell tells us the stories of two couples Lexie and Innes, in the 1950s and Ted and Elina in the present day both with a London setting and both stories linked First Held Mine is a novel which is very up close and personal and unflinchingly so It s a story ostensibly about relationships family and memory distorted or otherwise providing a h The Hand That First Held Mine 2010 is Maggie O Farrell s poetic, extremely moving and very human story of memory, motherhood and emotions O Farrell tells us the stories of two couples Lexie and Innes, in the 1950s and Ted and Elina in the present day both with a London setting and both stories linked First Held Mine is a nov...

  9. Catie says:

    This book is so hard to quantify with stars, because although I hated it for the majority, I have to admit that there were definite moments of genius I can recognize what she was attempting here there s a slow, poetic, visual quality to the writing that sometimes succeeds I can appreciate this type of novel huge Michael Cunningham fan here when it s done with substantial emotion and poignancy and when the words are stunning enough in themselves to negate the absolute need for a concrete pl This book is so hard to quantify with stars, because although I hated it for the majority, I have to admit that there were definite moments of genius I can recognize what she was attempting here there s a slow, poetic, visual quality to the writing that sometimes succeeds I can appreciate this type of novel huge Michael Cunningham fan here when it s done with substantial emotion and poignancy and when the words are stunning enough in themselves to negate the absolute need for a concrete plot But, I never felt swept up in this book To be honest, I was quite bored for most of it.The story follows two eras 1950 s bohemian London, and present day London Alexandra is a country girl She s recently been expelled from University for insubord...

  10. Dem says:

    Having recently read The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox and loved it, I was eager to read another book by Maggie O Farrell and the blurb of The hand that first held mine had me intrigued.Fresh out of university and in disgrace, Lexie Sinclair is waiting for life to begin when the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep in rural Devon In the present Ted and Elina no longer recognise their lives after the arrival of their first child Elina an artist wonders if she will ever paint again w Having recently read The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox and loved it, I was eager to read another book by Maggie O Farrell and the blurb of The hand that first held mine had me intrigued.Fresh out of university and in disgrace, Lexie Sinclair is waiting for life to begin when the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep in rural Devon In the present Ted and Elina no longer recognise their lives after the arrival of their first child Elina an artist wonders if she will ever paint again while Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood memories that don t tally with his parents version of events.Maggie Farrell is a wonderful, descriptive writer, who really draws you into her stories with her ...

  11. Lori says:

    The plot was interesting, but it moved too slowly for me More than 100 pages in, and it was still not clear how the two different story lines were related The author also spends a lot of time on the descriptions of the characters surroundings, which I found annoying They were too long, often unnecessary, and they kept the story from progressing Do I really need to know every time the baby arches his back to look up at the ceiling That there was pannini bread on the floor of the coffee sho The plot was interesting, but it moved too slowly for me More than 100 pages in, and it was still not clear how the two different story lines were related The author also spends a lot of time on the descriptions of the characters surroundings, which I found annoying They were too long, often unnecessary, and they kept the story from progressing Do I r...

  12. Rebecca says:

    O Farrell s novel could easily have turned out as a mawkish romance, but is exquisite instead This is serious literary fiction, and won a Costa Best Novel award to prove it The descriptive language is elegant and precise, with just the right number of words and images to create a mental picture of a lawn in Devon with laundry flapping on a line, or the cracked tiles of the entryway of a London row house Most of the book is in the present tense, which lends it immediacy and reality Moreover O Farrell s novel could easily have turned out as a mawkish romance, but is exquisite instead This is serious literary fiction, and won a Costa Best Novel award to prove it The descriptive language is elegant and precise, with just the right number of words and images to create a mental picture of a lawn in Devon with laundry flapping on a line, or the cracked tiles of the entryway of a London row house Most of the book is in the present tense, which lends it immediacy and reality Moreover, the novel welcomes the reader in as a confidant and active participant by starting chapters with Listen or Look or...