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    SUMMARY When All is Said Anne Griffin ð 1 READ READ ¾ When All is Said 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

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    SUMMARY When All is Said READ ¾ When All is Said 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 rea

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    READ ¾ When All is Said 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 Mauri

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    Anne Griffin ð 1 READ FREE READ ´ KTIU.RU ð Anne Griffin SUMMARY When All is Said 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 Ha

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    SUMMARY When All is Said READ ¾ When All is Said 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 a

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    READ ¾ When All is Said FREE READ ´ KTIU.RU ð Anne Griffin 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 fami

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    SUMMARY When All is Said Anne Griffin ð 1 READ READ ¾ When All is Said 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 meeting this wonderful author This is my second reading of th

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    SUMMARY When All is Said READ ¾ When All is Said FREE READ ´ KTIU.RU ð Anne Griffin 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 delighted to come across since joining Goodreads five years ago This book is shockingly a debut as a honey of a gem it is It features Maurice an 84 year old Ir

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    READ ¾ When All is Said FREE READ ´ KTIU.RU ð Anne Griffin Anne Griffin ð 1 READ ‘there was a love but of the irish kind reserved and embarrassed by its own humanity’ this tenderly told an

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    READ ¾ When All is Said 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 toasts with a fine whiskey to five people this followed by a stay in the honeymoon suite at the same hotelAt each toast during this night we find out the history of

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READ ¾ When All is Said Anne Griffin ð 1 READ 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. 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 that moment Like all lives Maurice s has moments of pure happiness moments of darkness and misery mistakes made and things left unsaid I think perhaps the uiet strength of this book and the saddest thing about it comes from knowing deep down that there s really only one way it can endPast tense decade spanning family stories are totally my thing This one was no exception I got a very strong John Boyne The Heart s Invisible Furies vibe reading this and it came as no surprise when Griffin thanked him in the acknowledgements at the end There s also a touch of A Man Called Ove in here tooGriffin takes us from the old fashioned Ireland of the past to the present We revisit Maurice s childhood and see how he struggled at school because of his dyslexia and of course had no one to give him guidance on it In those times his only option was to turn to work on the farm which resulted in him working under an abusive employer Later we see him fall in love and marry and have kids but all this is told through the five toasts all relating back to the one person at the centre of that chapter Tony never stopped telling me I was full of greatness People didn t really do that back then encourage and support You were threatened into being who you were supposed to be It s a very effective kind of storytelling The old man s view combined with the past tense makes for a very nostalgic tale tinged with bittersweetness from start to finish Many sad things happen but for me it was saved from being too maudlin by Maurice s fire love and grumpy sense of humour It is amusing to hear this old fashioned guy recount a visit to a fertility doctor and bemoan the discussions of Rhythm fecking this and cycle fecking thatAnother strength of the story I feel comes from the exploration of how the same thing can look uite different in hindsight not just for Maurice but for humanity as a whole In Maurice s case minor acts of revenge turned out bigger than he d ever anticipated and he also saw his wife s actions in a new light as he aged For humanity someone who was written off as stupid is now recognized as having a learning disorder that can be helped mental illness too is now better understood There was a love but of the Irish kind reserved and embarrassed by its own humanity A beautiful sad funny book made all the interesting because many of the characters especially Maurice are difficult or selfish or grumpy but we still come to love them It broke my heart Warnings for grief abuse and view spoilersuicide hide spoiler I Love You Almost Always knowing deep down that there s really only one way it can endPast tense decade spanning family stories are totally my thing This one was no exception I got a very strong John Boyne The Heart s Invisible Furies vibe reading this and it came as no surprise when Griffin thanked him in the acknowledgements at the end There s also a touch of A Man Called Ove in here tooGriffin takes us from the old fashioned Ireland of the past to the present We revisit Maurice s childhood and see how he struggled at school because of his dyslexia and of course had no one to give him guidance on it In those times his only option was to turn to work on the farm which resulted in him working under an abusive employer Later we see him fall in love and marry and have Gloom Town kids but all this is told through the five toasts all relating back to the one person at the centre of that chapter Tony never stopped telling me I was full of greatness People didn t really do that back then encourage and support You were threatened into being who you were supposed to be It s a very effective uinze dias kind of storytelling The old man s view combined with the past tense makes for a very nostalgic tale tinged with bittersweetness from start to finish Many sad things happen but for me it was saved from being too maudlin by Maurice s fire love and grumpy sense of humour It is amusing to hear this old fashioned guy recount a visit to a fertility doctor and bemoan the discussions of Rhythm fecking this and cycle fecking thatAnother strength of the story I feel comes from the exploration of how the same thing can look uite different in hindsight not just for Maurice but for humanity as a whole In Maurice s case minor acts of revenge turned out bigger than he d ever anticipated and he also saw his wife s actions in a new light as he aged For humanity someone who was written off as stupid is now recognized as having a learning disorder that can be helped mental illness too is now better understood There was a love but of the Irish Cheating for the Chicken Man kind reserved and embarrassed by its own humanity A beautiful sad funny book made all the interesting because many of the characters especially Maurice are difficult or selfish or grumpy but we still come to love them It broke my heart Warnings for grief abuse and view spoilersuicide hide spoiler

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READ ¾ When All is Said Anne Griffin ð 1 READ 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. 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 tribute to these five individuals reveals his accomplishments regrets and unwavering love for his friends family and his wife Sadie This is a lovely touching read that is beautifully written Maurice s story is both understated and raw I loved getting to know him and reading his truthful account of his life He doesn t sugarcoat or make excuses He basks in the glory of his small victories In Meath he is known for his rich speaking voice and as a reader his voice drew me in with his ability to take a simple story and elevate it into something special In Maurice Griffin has created a character who is authentic complex and charming I felt his emotions and heartbreak My favorite toast was to his wife Sadie I was a bit shattered in the end but at the same time I understood that this was the right way to end Maurice s story Highly recommended Warning have tissues handy I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin know him and reading his truthful account of his life He doesn t sugarcoat or make excuses He basks in the glory of his small victories In Meath he is Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series #1 known for his rich speaking voice and as a reader his voice drew me in with his ability to take a simple story and elevate it into something special In Maurice Griffin has created a character who is authentic complex and charming I felt his emotions and heartbreak My favorite toast was to his wife Sadie I was a bit shattered in the end but at the same time I understood that this was the right way to end Maurice s story Highly recommended Warning have tissues handy I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and St Martin s Press in exchange for an honest review

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READ ¾ When All is Said Anne Griffin ð 1 READ 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. 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 meeting this wonderful author 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 Maurice in your head Beg borrow or Steal a copy of this wonderful novel as its such a compelling read I absolutely hated having to step down from that Bar Stool by the end of this Novel but I dont want to over stay my welcome as there are many customers awaiting that stool so they can take a turn getting to know Maurice and his life story A thought provoking and captivating novel that will uite likely break your heart I adored it This is a debut novel by Anne Griffen and I can see why this lady has won the John McGahern award and short listed for the Hennessy award as her imagination and confidence as a writer really comes to light in this wonderful novel This lady is not just a great writer but also a great storyteller A terrific sense of time and place spanning from Ireland of the 1930s to the present day At the heart of this story is a strong man who struggles with expressing emotion a man who fiercely protects his memory and his past and whose secrets come back to haunt him Moving and beautifully written Anne Griffin captures the Irishiness of the Irish without being over dramatic or twee and writes a pure and simple back to basics story which in my opinion is on a par with John Boyne and Maeve Binchy and Sebastian Barry I was drawn to this book solely by its cover as I browsed in a local bookshop The image on the cover has a wooden bar stool and the words Five Toasts Five People One lifetime I didn t even need to read the back cover as straight away Ann Griffin had caught my attention The best characters and the best stories can be found by sitting up on a high stool beside an elderly man in a bar in any small town in Ireland 84 year old Maurice Hannigan sits alone at the bar in the only hotel in a small Irish town Pull up a stool and charge your glass because Maurice is finally ready to tell his life story to you five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him A story full of emotion it made me laugh and cry and I can t wait to see what Anne Griffin writes next Maurice was a very typical Irish man of his time with his his thoughts and opinions set in his ways a man with a large chip on his shoulder and a man who wont be bowing to anyone I found so much of my own father in this man not in the story but in his sayings his love of the land and his family his companionship with his dog you often wondered if that dog could talk what he could reveal of this uiet and lonely man the pride of family and hard work ethic and the want to succeed and be succeeded I have fallen in love with a couple of characters in the past year Gus Lonesome Dove and Eleanor OliphantEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and now I can uite happily add Maurice band of characters Stories like this need to be read and savoured as there is an honestly about this story of Maurice that we seldom find in fiction I think many readers will get this oneThis book would make a terrific book club read as lots to discuss here and I would love to see this story turned into a stage play as it is just made for an audience to enjoy Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin know Maurice and his life story A thought provoking and captivating novel that will uite likely break your heart I adored it This is a debut novel by Anne Griffen and I can see why this lady has won the John McGahern award and short listed for the Hennessy award as her imagination and confidence as a writer really comes to light in this wonderful novel This lady is not just a great writer but also a great storyteller A terrific sense of time and place spanning from Ireland of the 1930s to the present day At the heart of this story is a strong man who struggles with expressing emotion a man who fiercely protects his memory and his past and whose secrets come back to haunt him Moving and beautifully written Anne Griffin captures the Irishiness of the Irish without being over dramatic or twee and writes a pure and simple back to basics story which in my opinion is on a par with John Boyne and Maeve Binchy and Sebastian Barry I was drawn to this book solely by its cover as I browsed in a local bookshop The image on the cover has a wooden bar stool and the words Five Toasts Five People One lifetime I didn t even need to read the back cover as straight away Ann Griffin had caught my attention The best characters and the best stories can be found by sitting up on a high stool beside an elderly man in a bar in any small town in Ireland 84 year old Maurice Hannigan sits alone at the bar in the only hotel in a small Irish town Pull up a stool and charge your glass because Maurice is finally ready to tell his life story to you five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him A story full of emotion it made me laugh and cry and I can t wait to see what Anne Griffin writes next Maurice was a very typical Irish man of his time with his his thoughts and opinions set in his ways a man with a large chip on his shoulder and a man who wont be bowing to anyone I found so much of my own father in this man not in the story but in his sayings his love of the land and his family his companionship with his dog you often wondered if that dog could talk what he could reveal of this uiet and lonely man the pride of family and hard work ethic and the want to succeed and be succeeded I have fallen in love with a couple of characters in the past year Gus Lonesome Dove and Eleanor OliphantEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and now I can uite happily add Maurice band of characters Stories like this need to be read and savoured as there is an honestly about this story of Maurice that we seldom find in fiction I think many readers will get this oneThis book would make a terrific book club read as lots to discuss here and I would love to see this story turned into a stage play as it is just made for an audience to enjoy

  • Hardcover
  • 326
  • When All is Said
  • Anne Griffin
  • English
  • 21 August 2019
  • 9781250200587