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The Long Hot Summer - Kathleen MacMahon

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Published: 26th May 2015
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The Number One bestselling author of This is How it Ends delivers a powerful and poignant novel capturing a moment in the life of one family.

Nine Lives.

Four Generations.

One Family.

The MacEntees are no ordinary family.

Determined to be different to other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a series of misfortunes befall them over the course of one long hot summer, even the MacEntees will struggle to make sense of who they are.

Meet the MacEntees:

Deirdre, the reluctant matriarch.

Manus, the eccentric grandfather.

Alma, the TV star who falls victim to a vicious assault.

Mick, the European politician on the run from a media storm.

Liam, the Government minister sacked by an angry electorate.

Acushla, the model wife with an unhappy secret.

Connie, the wild child turned exhausted young mother.

Nora, the idealist, missing somewhere in the Middle East.

And Macdara, the fragile and gentle soul of the family.

As the MacEntees do battle with their misfortunes, Deirdre is planning a family party for her 80th birthday, and with it one final, shocking surprise.

About the Author

Kathleen MacMahon is a former radio and television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE. The granddaughter of the distinguished short story writer Mary Lavin, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters. 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.

A story of people who are easy to believe in and hard to forget - Maeve Binchy

An unforgettable story of love and hope - Cecelia Ahern

It's impossible to look away from this love story - Observer

An outstanding debut novel which will linger long in your mind - Red

A book about love, family, children and that glorious sense of being alive - Irish Examiner

Can't fail to enchant you - Heat

The twist is entirely unexpected - Irish Independent

A love story like no other - Mirror

ISBN: 9780751550894
ISBN-10: 0751550892
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26th May 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1