This Is How It Ends

This Is How It Ends

Book - 2012
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The novel tells the story of two people who collide with each other just as the whole world seems to be caught between the drama of Obama's election and the catastrophic collapse of the global economy. Bruno is a middle-aged American banker who has come to Ireland as a refugee from the financial meltdown in his own country. Addie is an out of work Irish architect. When she meets Bruno, her life seems to be on a downward spiral. Addie and Bruno's story is a story of nationality and identity, of the power of optimism to defeat despair and the unstoppable march of time. It's the story of two people who find joy together when they were least expecting it
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455511310
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 03, 2016

Quirky, enjoyable , very readable.

madison382 Oct 09, 2012

I enjoyed reading this book, because you became one with the characters, you laughed with them and you cried with them. Very emotional novel.

ChristchurchLib Sep 19, 2012

Frustrated and unhappy after the loss of his job at Lehman Brothers in 2008, Bruno Boylan decides to visit Ireland in search of his family's roots, about which he knows little. Nevertheless, he manages to arrange a meeting with a distant cousin, with whom he quickly falls in love (although she's not impressed by this brash American - at least at first). But their happy romance is soon tested by tragedy. If you're mourning the death of author Maeve Binchy, you'll want to pick this up - though you might want to grab a box of tissues, too.

Listed in the Next Reads Fiction A to Z newsletter September 2012


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