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This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon
  

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Be moved, enchanted and shocked by this all-consuming tale of finding love when you least expect it, by the No.1 bestselling Irish author.

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Synopsis

This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon

This is when it begins Autumn, 2008. This is where it begins The coast of Dublin. This is why it begins Bruno, an American, has come to Ireland to search for his roots. Addie, an out-of-work architect, is recovering from heartbreak while taking care of her infirm father. When their worlds collide, they experience a connection unlike any they've previously felt, but soon their newfound love will be tested in ways they never imagined possible. This is how it ends ...

Reviews

'It will leave you a weeping mess just as Em and Dex's story did. It will also leave you feeling utterly bereft to no longer be in its company' Observer

'Be warned. MacMahon subtly weaves her readers so tightly into her story that when she rolls out her shattering ending it's best to be alone. Stave off the tears if you can: I was a wreck' Sunday Times

'When you have long forgotten many other fictional lovers, there is something about Addie and Bruno, their past and their world, that will not go away' Maeve Binchy, The Irish Times

'This richly poetic first novel combines a strong contemporary feel with a sense of timelessness. MacMahon's prose fizzes from page one. As the title suggests this is a poignant book yet remarkably life-affirming thanks to the sheer quality of MacMahon's writing. Her characterisation is deft and believable. She has perfect control of tone and a gift for piercing metaphor. I predict a glittering future' Daily Express

'It has 'future classic' written all over it' Glamour

About the Author

Kathleen MacMahon is a former radio and television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE. The grand-daughter of the distinguished short story writer Mary Lavin, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters. The hardback edition of This is How it Ends, her first novel, was a No.1 bestseller in Ireland for five consecutive weeks and spent nine weeks in the Top Ten bestseller list.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th April 2013

Author

Kathleen MacMahon

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751548358

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