Anne Tiernan The Last Days of Joy


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'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 Feeney


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?

'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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'The Last Days of Joy examines family, mental health and motherhood and is already being described as a worthy successor of Meg Mason's Sorrow And Bliss'
- Irish Independent

'The Last Days of Joy is a page turner, portraying the madness and messiness of family life. This novel is full of humanity, its cast of characters all at the centre of tragedy, but coupled with Tiernan's deliciously dark humour and sharp observations on modern life - it works brilliantly. I loved it!'
- Elaine Feeney


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