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Memoir

(2005)
(All Will Be Well)
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In his award-winning novels and stories, John McGahern (one of “the greatest Irish writers”—The New York Times Book Review) explores the ordinary lives of men and women to reveal the intricate workings of the human heart and mind. Now, in All Will Be Well, he turns to his own life, telling the story of his childhood in the Irish countryside and the beginnings of his life as a writer.

McGahern grew up the eldest of seven children in County Leitrim, where North and South meet under the Iron Mountains. His early years were marked by his father's violent nature, the selflessness of his mother—a teacher of uncommon independence—and the tragedy of her death when McGahern was only nine. With extraordinary poignancy, he describes her and how her love remained a source of strength for him and his siblings, helping them to survive their father's tyrannical rule and, ultimately, enabling them to break free into their own lives.

McGahern traces his career as a writer as it takes him increasingly far from home—to Dublin, London, Paris, Helsinki, Spain, the United States—before it brings him back to the almost unchanged landscape in which he had grown up and which had indelibly shaped his life and work. His lyrical descriptions of the fields and quiet roads of his home catch the subtle beauty of one of Ireland's least known counties, while his portraits of its inhabitants are drawn with great insight and tenderness. “The people and the language and landscape…were like my breathing.”

All Will Be Well is a haunting, illuminating memoir.

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1709 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Will Be Well: A Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 1-4000-4496-0 / 978-1-4000-4496-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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December 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 0-571-23039-3 / 978-0-571-23039-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 0-571-22810-0 / 978-0-571-22810-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Will Be Well: A Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 1-4000-7986-1 / 978-1-4000-7986-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 0-571-22811-9 / 978-0-571-22811-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

June 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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June 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Memoir
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May 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 1-84648-211-9 / 978-1-84648-211-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
ISBN: 1-84648-229-1 / 978-1-84648-229-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Memoir
Author(s): John McGahern
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: All Will Be Well: A Memoir (Vintage International)
Author(s): John McGahern
Publisher: Vintage
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