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The All of It

Haien, Jeannette (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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While fishing in an Irish salmonstream one rainy morning,Father Declan de Loughryponders the recent deathbed confessionof his parishioner Kevin Dennehy.It seems Dennehy and his wife, Enda,had been quietly living a lie for fiftyyears. Yet the gravity of their deceptiondoesn't become clear to the good fatheruntil Enda shares the full tale of her suffering,finally confiding "the all of it." Jeannette Haien's exquisite, awardwinningfirst novel is a deceptively simplestory that resonates with the powerof a modern-day myth--an unforgettablenarrative of transgression, empathy,and, ultimately, absolution.
Authors: Haien, Jeannette
Title: The all of it
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2011, c1986
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
Characteristics: ix, 145 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeannette Haien
Notes: Originally published: Boston : D.R. Godine, 1986
ISBN: 9780062090096
0062090097
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAIEN 2011
Subject Headings: Confession Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Confession
Brothers and sisters
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While fishing in an Irish salmon stream one rainy morning, Father Declan de Loughry ponders the recent deathbed confessionof his parishioner Kevin Dennehy. It seems Dennehy and his wife, Enda had been quietly living a lie for fifty years.

Comment by: multcolib_alisonk Apr 23, 2014

A quick, poignant read about love in all its forms. If you love beautiful language, small villages, all things Irish, fly fishing and philosophy, try this.


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Apr 23, 2014
  • multcolib_alisonk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A quick, poignant read about love in all its forms. If you love beautiful language, small villages, all things Irish, fly fishing and philosophy, try this.

Nov 13, 2011
  • ClaireM_W rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A classic story that makes you proud to be a human after all.

Oct 31, 2011
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A short, but well-written and thought provoking novel, which takes place in Ireland and is about the relationship between a priest and a new widow with a big secret. Her life story is disturbing and his reactions to it as a man and a priest are quite fascinating. Read it in one day and enjoyed every minute.

Jul 28, 2011
  • elaineperry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This novel is a gem. It reads like a song.Haien capture the musicality of Irish speech beautifully. I missed its quiet impact in the late 80s and am glad of Ann Patchett's recent enthusiasm and promotion which is giving it a new life.

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