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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. 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 most exclusive suite at the Rainsford House Hotel Early on we cotton on to how the night will end but before that Maurice settles in for an evening at the hotel bar to raise a toast for the five most important loves of his life They are Tony his brother Molly his daughter Noreen or Auntie No no his son Kevin who emigrated to New Jersey USA becoming a notable journalist and lastly but of the most vital importance his wife SadieAs Maurice reminisces we become aware of just how close his bond with Tony is of how school became a tortuous experience as he became convinced of just how stupid he is He leaves at 10 years old to w

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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. 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 Irish farmer who has lost nearly everything and everyone he has dearly loved and feels he is at the end of his life We join him over a few hours spent at the bar in an Irish hotel as he drinks a toast to the five most important people in his life If you are looking for action suspense or adventure move on to something else This is a slow contemplative journey one where the storyteller takes the time to stop and smell the roses or less delightful odors along the way Maurice is not a perfect man He knows that better

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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. 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 who had the greatest impact on his life He has reserved the VIP suite for the night The bar where he sits the hotel he is in had once been the house of the wealthiest family in the village This house figured largely in his youth and the memories are not good ones He is lonelysorely misses his wife feels as if he belongs nowhere to none Now though Maurice has a planAs he drinks each drink we learn the story of his life The importance of a gold coin which is also the continuous item that travels through his stories Maurice is very likable a flawed character and so very human It is a novel with a few gothic undertones one filled with


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 that moment Like all lives Maurice's has moments of pure happiness moments of darkness and misery mistake

  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 w

  3. says:

    This is an exceptional undeniably Irish debut from Anne Griffin the prose is effortlessly engaging and it is simultaneous

  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 i

  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 Hanniga

  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 who had the greatest impact on his life He has reserved the VIP suite for the night The bar where he

  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

  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 won

  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

  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 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