Listening Still (Paperback)
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Listening Still (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 17/03/2022
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THE TOP TEN IRISH BESTSELLER

'Absorbing and heartwarming' Irish Times
'A wonderfully unexpected tale of life, death and everything in between' Graham Norton

Seventeen years ago, Jeanie Masterson chose duty over love, giving up the chance of a new life in London with her childhood sweetheart to work in the family undertakers in her small Irish town.

Now, when Jeanie's parents suddenly announce their plan to retire and leave the business to her and her husband, it brings long-silenced doubts about her job, her marriage and her future to the surface. Faced once again with a choice between stability and freedom, can Jeanie find the courage to listen to her own voice?

'Warm and funny, full of lovely characters and poignant moments.' Good Housekeeping
'Ireland's long line of magical storytellers is further enriched by Anne Griffin . . . An outstanding read' Sunday Express

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473683082
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A wonderfully unexpected tale of love, death and everything in between

Stunning - a book that surpasses all expectations and thoroughly cements Anne Griffin's place on the short but venerable list of writers whose work is always a must-read. A delicately-hewn delight from first sentence to last

Absorbing and heartwarming . . . There are deep thoughts sown beneath the light and charming surfaces of Griffin's novels. Her books are fable-like, deep musings on life, mortality, and what makes a life worth living, philosophy for everyday readers, cleverly disguised as a good old-fashioned story - Irish Times

Carries many of the winsome Irish signature traits we expect of Griffin - Irish Sunday Times

Ireland's long line of magical storytellers is further enriched by Anne Griffin, who follows her poignant debut When All is Said with another outstanding read . . . Griffin explores the tension between instinct and duty in a powerful, moving novel, deftly weaving the strands of the story to create a masterpiece that lingers long in the memory - Sunday Express

The setting and its supernatural undertow allow Griffin's humour to sparkle . . . there is a lesson in this quirky account of duty shirked and freedom tasted - Irish Independent

Some surprising twists and turns . . . kept me engaged to the end - Sunday Independent

Listening Still marries rural realism with the supernatural very convincingly and beautifully highlights the small, but important, moments of life and death

A warm and funny read, full of lovely characters and poignant moments. - Good Housekeeping

There's bags of charm here - Daily Mail

Tender, gentle and warm-hearted - Best

An emotional, funny look at human relationships in all their forms. - My Weekly Special

Listening Still is very good and I would recommend it . . . It's a really exciting story and . . . highly interesting . . . actually quite enthralling, and even though it sounds wild, as you read the book it seems entirely feasible - Athlone Advertiser

A highly original story about a family-run undertaking business - TheGloss.ie

Griffin sensitively explores Jeanie's struggle for self-fulfilment in an assured second novel. - Observer

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“An amazing book”

I had not read the previous book by Anne but the description of this one had me curious. I must say the description is not really what the book is about it is more about the central characters life and how she has and... More

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“Thought provoking and life affirming”

What a wonderful and thought provoking book that will stay with me for a long time. The characters are well written and have a depth to them. It wasn’t the book I thought it would be when I started it - it isn’t all... More

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“Thought provoking read”

I received an advanced reader copy of Listening Still from NetGalley and @HodderBooks and @HodderPublicity with thanks. All opinions are my own.

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