A story of unexpected, life-changing love, set in the autumn of 2008.
Ireland. Family secrets. Laughter. Tragedy. Lehman Brothers. Obama's election. Swimming. Dogs. Big beaches. Loneliness. Addie and Bruno.
A story of unexpected, life-changing love.
About the Author
Kathleen MacMahon is an award-winning television journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTE, where she reports on the major international stories. The grand-daughter of the distinguished short story writer Mary Lavin, Kathleen lives in Dublin with her husband and twin daughters. THIS IS HOW IT ENDS is her first novel.
It's impossible to look away from this love story. Addie may be struggling when we meet her ... but she's cool and funny and she carries this novel with the charisma of a classic heroine. 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 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 is How it Ends is an unforgettable story of love and hope - a moving tale which touches the heart Cecelia Ahern An exceptional novel ... It is truly a story for our time. This is How it Ends signals the belated arrival of a new Irish commercial writer with an extraordinary gift and a voice that is entirely her own Irish Independent Kathleen MacMahon's prose could not appear more effortless or beautiful ... The twist in this tale is utterly unexpected and satisfyingly unpredictable ... A bittersweet, engaging novel that will no doubt become a book-club darling Sunday Independent A tender love story. A book about love, family, children and that glorious sense of being alive Irish Examiner The beginning of bank protests, alongside the American election and how crucial it seemed, send a tremor through the narrative Sunday Times This wonderful new author is a force to be reckoned with Dubray Books A tender love story RTE Guide It has 'future classic' written all over it Glamour The characters are believable and the writing is elegant. This is a book with film rights written all over it Irish Mail on Sunday This is How it Ends is the word-of-mouth sensation of the year - and rightly so, it being a thumping (and teary) great read Image Magazine Simple yet absorbing, poignant yet uplifting, this is a beautiful novel that will appeal to anyone who loved One Day Take a Break An extraordinary love story The Irish Times A polished, it's-never-too-late love story ... it has that magic combination of memorable characters, an utterly convincing, likeable, narrative voice and an appealing domestic setting that is addictive and familiar Better Homes and Gardens Heartwarming and unexpected in ways we don't see coming Australian Womens Weekly Well written, warm and sad. This is a lovely book Hoopla Literary Society [A] tender tale of redemptive later-life love ... A moving and beautifully written page-turner Sunday Mail Adelaide I defy anyone to read this glorious novel without yearning to be part of it Australian Coast to Coast Country Style
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 29th May 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1