‘An immensely powerful novel by a storyteller of rare gifts.’ Joseph O’Connor

 

‘Beautifully written without ever being sentimental, this is a stunning portrait by a master craftswoman. I loved it.’ Liz Nugent

 

‘An elegant and moving account of family loss and reconnection, this is Anne Griffin’s best novel yet.’ John Boyne

 

‘Heartbreaking, hopeful and uplifting.’ The Irish Times

 

‘A beautiful, emotive, heartbreaking mystery. The Island of Longingtakes a quietly powerful, yet deeply hopeful, humorous and compassionate look at loss and belonging.’ Chris Whitaker

 

Beautiful, heartbreaking, thoroughly moving and impossible to put down, The Island of Longing, further enhances Anne Griffin’s standing as one of our best writers.’ Billy O’Callaghan

 

‘Griffin’s writing is as engaging and compassionate as ever. The Island of Longing is a superb novel that tussles with the hope and heartbreak of being alive. Danielle McLaughlin

‘A wonderfully unexpected tale of love, death and everything in between.’ Graham Norton

 

‘Griffin explores the tension between instinct and duty . . . deftly weaving the strands of the story to create a masterpiece that lingers long in the memory.’ Sunday Express

 

A delicately hewn delight from first sentence to last.’ Billy O’Callaghan

 

There are deep thoughts sown beneath the light and charming surfaces of Griffin’s novels, Her books are fable like, deep musing on life, mortality and what makes a life worth living.’ Irish Times

 

‘Beautifully highlights the small, but important moments of life and death.Irish Examiner

 

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

 

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.

When All Is Said catches a world in a moment. Maurice Hannigan is a wonderful invention, whose bitter-sweet meditations will stay long in the reader’s mind. Anne Griffin has fashioned a rare jewel,’ John Banville

 

‘Beautiful. Tearful. Aching and lyrical. So simply and beautifully told.’ Louise Penny

 

‘A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.’ Donal Ryan

 

Anne Griffin’s debut novel is a must read. Beautifully observed, masterful storytelling – stunning.’ Graham Norton

 

Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, and a character you love from the off.’ Kit de Waal

 

‘This is how you tell a story,’ Cecilia Ahern

 

‘(An) impressive debut . . . Maurice Hannigan emerges as an engaging, compassionate creation.’ Guardian

 

A rich and moving story, a poetic voice and an unforgettable character in Maurice.’ Elle