Book of the Month Pick: April 2019

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New month, new book pick with Symposium Books & Records!

This month, we’re excited to announce our InDowncity Book of the Month pick is When All is Said by Anne Griffin.

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More about When All is Said by Anne Griffin

If 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? 

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare.

Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.

When All Is Said catches a world in a moment. Maurice Hannigan is a wonderful invention, whose bitter-sweet meditations will stay long in the reader’s mind. Anne Griffin has fashioned a rare jewel.” —John Banville

“Beautiful. Tearful. Aching and lyrical. So simply and beautifully told.” —Louise Penny

“An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.”  —John Boyne

“Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, and a character you love from the off.” —Kit de Waal

“A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.” —Donal Ryan

“Anne Griffin’s debut novel is a must read. Beautifully observed, masterful storytelling – stunning!!”  —Graham Norton

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