When All Is Said by Anne Griffin
One evening in June of 2014, 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan settles in at a hotel bar in a small Irish city for a long night of drinking, raising each of his five whiskeys to an absent loved one. His recollections of childhood challenges and business successes as an adult are threaded with melancholy for missing family members, especially his wife Sadie. Griffin's debut novel, with its strong sense of place and piercing observations of class and family, is an exploration of guilt, regret, loss and enduring love.
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