Last Days of Joy, The / Anne Tiernan

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EVERY FAMILY HAS SECRETS. SOME ARE JUST BETTER AT HIDING THEIRS... 'You will fall in love with every one of the Tobin family' Edel Coffey'Authentic, deeply moving and full of hope, this book broke my heart a little' Jacqueline Bublitz'A page turner, portraying the madness and messiness of family life' Elaine FeeneyMEET THE TOBIN FAMILY ...

Joy, the complicated, troubled mother She's spent her life running from her past while trying to raise her children as best she can. Conor, the high-achieving eldest child A high-profile media figure and CEO, he's walking a fine line between self-promotion and self-detonation. Frances, the 'perfect' middle child Now a wife and mother, she's about to make a mistake that could destroy her marriage.

Youngest daughter, Sinead, the acclaimed writer Wrestling with writer's block, she resorts to desperate measures to deliver her next bestselling book to her publishers. When Joy's children receive the news that she has only days to live, they rush to her side, bringing with them all of the dysfunction and hurt they have been carrying since their childhoods. Each of them is at a crossroads in their lives - but there's one more secret about their mother they need to learn.

Will they finally be able to forgive their mother and, in doing so, face their futures together?'Moving, funny, sharp, and beautifully written, The Last Days of Joy is an absolutely stunning debut. I laughed and cried my way through and can't wait to read the next Anne Tiernan' Andrea Mara'With intelligence and depth, Anne Tiernan wraps the reader into the warp and weft of the Tobins' secrets, troubles, and joys. An absorbing novel, beautifully written' Nuala O'Connor'A brave and profoundly honest book, written with dark humour' Kathleen MacMahon

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