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When All is Said A tale of a single night The story of a lifetime.If 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 done This is the story of 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 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 triumphs.Beautifully written, powerfully felt, When All Is Said promises to be the next great Irish novel.

About the Author: Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin is an Irish novelist She was educated at University College Dublin where she received her MA in Creative WritingAnne was awarded the John McGahern Award for Literature, recognising previous and current works Amongst others, she has been shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and the Sunday Business Post Short Story Award.Anne s debut novel When All Is Said will be pu

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 evening, he raises toasts to five different people as he recounts the story of his life up until t

  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 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 drin

  3. 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 ways His t

  4. 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 acquainted 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 most exclusive suite at the Rain

  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 in a small Irish town Be

  6. says:

    An unforgettable first novel A quissessentially 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 who had the greatest impact on his life He has reserved the

  7. says:

    This is my second reading of this novel in a few months as it was chosen as our April sit in book club read and what a lovely re read this book was I started out listening to this one on Audio but the narrator doesn t do this one justice and was so glad to have my paperback copy to hand as this is one that NEEDS to be read as you need to get a voice and vision of the 84 year old Maur

  8. says:

    4.5 rounded to 5 starsGosh, I must have been under a rock for years ignorant of the high quality Irish fiction that I am gradually discovering Maeve Binchy, Patricia Gibney, Tana French, John Boyne, and now newcomer Anne Griffin are some of the wonderful Irish authors I have been delighted to come across since joining Goodreads five years ago This book is shockingly a debut as a honey of a ge

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    I am becoming a huge fan of Irish stories and authors I loved 84 year old Maurice, who has lost his beloved wife 2 yrs ago, and isn t doing well without her.He plans a memorable night at a hotel bar that holds a personal historyand through the course of the night makes narrative toasts with a fine whiskey to five people, this followed by a stay in the honeymoon suite at the same hotel.At each toast du

  10. says:

    Eighty four year old Maurice Hannigan is ready to say goodbye All his affairs are in order, property sold, dog given to new owners, money in various accounts for various people, things given away, boxes packed with names of who gets the contents, everything done and sorted so he can enter a nursing home the next day At least that is where he tells those in the know, that he is going There are five people whose

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