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When All is Said 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 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 triumphsBeautifully written powerfully felt When All Is Said promises to be the next great Irish novel


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 diffe


  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


  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


  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


  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 a


  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 in


  7. says:

    Delighted to see this novel nominated in the 11th Annual Goodreads’s choice awards as When All Is Said is a terrific debut novel that really deserves all the attention it’s getting I am lucky to be attending A reading by Anne Griffin today and am looking forward to meeti


  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 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 de


  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 happines


  10. says:

    I am becoming a huge fan of Irish stories and authorsI loved 84 year old Maurice who has lost his beloved wife 2 yrs ago and isn’t doing well without herHe plans a memorable night at a hotel bar that holds a personal historyand through the course of the night makes narrative


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