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.
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.A story of people who are easy to believe in and hard to forget - Maeve BinchyAn unforgettable story of love and hope - Cecelia AhernIt's impossible to look away from this love story - ObserverAn outstanding debut novel which will linger long in your mind - RedA book about love, family, children and that glorious sense of being alive - Irish ExaminerCan't fail to enchant you - HeatThe twist is entirely unexpected - Irish IndependentA love story like no other - MirrorKathleen 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.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.The eagerly awaited second novel from the incredible Irish storyteller - This is How it Ends was No.1 bestseller in Ireland for five weeks and Top Ten for nineThis is How... was a Richard & Judy Summer 2013 Book Club title, selling 60k copies UK TCM/ebook.This is How... sold twice as many in the first four weeks than other debut novel of the last five years (Irish TPB)Outstanding critical success - universally praised as a 'modern classic' by UK and world press, from the Observer and The Times to women's magazinesSet in Ireland and with a beautiful sense of time and place, sensitively-handled characters and themes of love, death and family - the perfect book-club readThis is How it Ends was shortlisted at the Irish Book Awards for the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year; the Eason Popular Fiction Book of the Year; and Kathleen won Irish Tatler Woman of the Year (Literary Award)An intelligent, grown-up, moving, mu