This Is How It Ends

  • Author Kathleen MacMahon
  • Narrator Caroline Lennon
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Run Time 10 hours and 55 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Modern and contemporary fiction.

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What to expect

Ireland . . .
America . . .
Family secrets . . .
Laughter . . .
Tragedy . . .
Swimming . . .
Dogs . . .
Big beaches . . .
Loneliness . . .

A story of unexpected,
life-changing love

Critics Review

  • When you have long forgotten many other fictional lovers, there is something about Addie and Bruno, their past and their world, that will not go away

    Maeve Binchy, The Irish Times
  • An exceptional novel . . . It is truly a story for our time. This is How it Ends signals the belated arrival of a new Irish commercial writer with an extraordinary gift and a voice that is entirely her own

    Irish Independent
  • Kathleen MacMahon’s prose could not appear more effortless or beautiful . . . The twist in this tale is utterly unexpected and satisfyingly unpredictable . . . A bittersweet, engaging novel that will no doubt become a book-club darling

    Sunday Independent
  • A tender love story. A book about love, family, children and that glorious sense of being alive

    Irish Examiner
  • The beginning of bank protests, alongside the American election and how crucial it seemed, send a tremor through the narrative

    Sunday Times

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