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America and his late lamented wife And through these people the ones who left him behind he tells the story of his own life with all its regrets and feuds loves and triumphsBeautifully written powerfully felt When All Is Said promises to be the next great Irish novel there was a love but of the irish kind reserved and embarrassed by its own humanity this tenderly told and humbly crafted story has me falling in love with the irish culture and people all over again this is a story of love and loss of beginnings and endings of happiness and grief of remembering and forgetting it is a story of life and how beautifully painful it can be my heart is so full 45 stars

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When All is Said

Maurice Hannigan who over the course of a Saturday night in June orders five different drinks at the Rainford House Hotel With each he toasts a person vital to him his doomed older brother his troubled sister in law his daughter of fifteen minutes his son far off in This is a perfect example of a book I didn t want to end I just fell in love with the main character to the point that by the end of the story I felt like he was an old friend Maybe this book isn t going to be special for everyone but I found it to be incredibly touching and brilliant 84 year old Maurice Hannigan takes a seat at a hotel bar in a small Irish town Before the night is over he will toast 5 people who made an impact in his life The thing I kept thinking about while reading is how there are certain moments in life that might be insignificant to others but they end up shaping you as a person They might be things you want to forget but you can t deny they helped define you And that s why I was so moved by Maurice as he revisited these moments The premise of the book sounds so simple but yet there is so much substance He s a complicated man and I was incredibly moved as I learned everything about him the good the bad and all the stuff in between I m not even joking when I say it felt like I was sitting right there with him at the bar and when the night was over I didn t want him to leave I love when I feel emotionally connected to a character because it s a feeling that doesn t always happen at least not on this level I rarely pay much attention when other authors endorse a book but I do find it worth noting John Boyne had some good things to say about the author and her novel If you enjoyed The Heart s Invisible Furies consider checking this book out I won a free advance copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review All views expressed are my honest opinion

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A tale of a single night The story of a lifetimeIf you had to pick five people to sum up your life who would they be If you were to raise a glass to each of them what would you say And what would you learn about yourself when all is said and doneThis is the story of There are 5 star books and then there are five star books with a story that make me wish I could give stars This is one of them There are debut novels and then there are debut novels which after I ve finished reading have me thinking wow what a debut and hoping that the author is working on her next book This is one of them I don t drink much beer let alone one not from the fridge and certainly not stout I don t like whiskey at all but I wanted to be sitting at this bar in Ireland drinking every one of the five toasts to people in his life in his heart along with Maurice Hannigan Maurice Hannigan had me from the first page It felt like a memoir touching on events and people in his life his life exposed as he tells these stories The heartache and grief and happiness that life brought to him and the excruciating loneliness as we meet him at age 84 I felt his grief understood his regrets and felt the love he had for these people in his life his beloved brother Tony his first child Molly his sister in law Maureen his son Kevin and the love of his life Sadie I won t tell you here about them because it s Maurice s story to tell and it s best to hear it from him I recommend that you do This is a beautifully told story of grief guilt regret family and the depths of loneliness tempered only by the love he feels for these people A truly amazing debut a story rendered in a uniue and near perfect way Here s to you Maurice a character deserving of being rememberedThis was a monthly read with Diane and Esil my favorite book buddies I was glad to have shared this one with them Here s to you my friendsI received an advanced copy of this book from Thomas DunneSt Martin s Press through NetGalley


10 thoughts on “When All is Said

  1. says:

    I'm here to remember all that I have been and all that I will never be again When All Is Said tells the life story of Maurice Hannigan Now an elderly man he sits alone in the bar of the Rainford House Hotel Over the course of one eve

  2. says:

    There are 5 star books and then there are five star books with a story that make me wish I could give stars This

  3. says:

    This is an exceptional undeniably Irish debut from Anne Griffin the prose is effortlessly engaging and it is simultaneously heartbreaking and life affirming as we get intimately acuainted with the life and times of 84 year old Maurice Hannigan Hannigan has packed up his life leaving no loose threads prior to booking the

  4. says:

    A subtly beautiful story that celebrates life loss and most significantly love “I’m here to remember all that I have been and all that I will never be again” One night in Meath Ireland at a hotel 84 year old Maurice Hannigan makes five toasts to five people In doing so he recounts those who have shaped his life in the most important w

  5. says:

    This is a perfect example of a book I didn't want to end I just fell in love with the main character to the point that by the end of the story I felt like he was an old friend Maybe this book isn't going to be special for everyone but I found it to be incredibly touching and brilliant 84 year old Maurice Hannigan takes a seat at a hotel bar

  6. says:

    An unforgettable first novel A uissessentially Irish novel filled with melancholy and angst with some great storytelling Maurice is 84 his beloved wife Sadie gone now for two years His only child a son lives in America with his family He now sits at a bar in a restaurant intending to toast the five individuals

  7. says:

    Delighted to see this novel nominated in the 11th Annual Goodreads’s choice awards as When All Is Said is a terr

  8. says:

    45 rounded to 5 starsGosh I must have been under a rock for years ignorant of the high uality Irish fiction that I am gradua

  9. says:

    ‘there was a love but of the irish kind reserved and embarrassed by its own humanity’ this tenderly told and humbly crafted story has me falling in love with the irish culture and people all over again this is a story of love and loss of beginnings and endings of happiness and grief of remembering and forg

  10. says:

    I am becoming a huge fan of Irish stories and authorsI loved 84 year old Maurice who has lost his beloved wife

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