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ON THE BOOKSELF this month is Annie Griffin’s successor to her bestselling debut – Listening Still. Join Keith on Galway Talks at the end of this month when he chats with author Annie Griffin.
ON THE BOOKSHELF – May 2021
By Annie Griffin
Jeanie Masterson has a gift: she can hear the recently dead and give voice to their final wishes and revelations. Inherited from her father, this gift has enabled the family undertakers to flourish in their small Irish town.
Yet she has always been uneasy about censoring some of the dead’s last messages to the living. Unsure, too, about the choice she made when she left school seventeen years ago: to stay or leave for a new life in London with her charismatic teenage sweetheart. So when Jeanie’s parents unexpectedly announce their plan to retire, she is jolted out of her limbo.
In this captivating successor to her bestselling debut, Anne Griffin portrays a young woman who is torn between duty, a comfortable marriage and a role she both loves and hates and her last chance to break free, unaware she has not been alone in softening the truth for a long while.
Anne Griffin is the author of the Irish No. 1 bestseller ‘When All Is Said’. Winner of the Newcomer of the Year Irish Book Awards 2019 and longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2021. Her second novel, ‘Listening Still’ was published on April 29th, 2021.
Anne’s work is available in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa amongst others and has been translated into twenty foreign languages. Anne’s work is available in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa amongst others and has been translated into twenty foreign languages.