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The Long, Hot Summer

Kathleen MacMahon

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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 horrifying act of violence befalls television star Alma, a chain of events is set in motion that will leave even the MacEntees struggling to make sense of who they are.

As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre the flamboyant matriarch is planning a birthday party for herself, and with it one final, shocking surprise.

From Kathleen MacMahon, the Number One bestselling author of This is How it Ends, comes this powerful and poignant novel capturing a moment in the life of one family.

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Praise for The Long, Hot Summer

  • 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

  • A compelling saga of nine lives, four generations and one extraordinary family - Red

  • Showbiz, politics, sex and death - this gorgeously written story tackles a lot of themes, all brilliantly done - Sunday Mirror

  • Breezy, perceptive, light-footed - Metro

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

  • The characters are so real that you become part of their lives and tragedies - Sainsbury's Magazine

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Kathleen MacMahon

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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