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
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!
Moving, funny, sharp, and beautifully written, The Last Days of Joy is an absolutely stunning debut. I laughed and cried my way through and can't wait to read the next Anne Tiernan
A bittersweet tale of family betrayal and healing that will keep you engrossed to the last word
This is Tiernan's first novel, but you wouldn't know it from the skilled storytelling, and the real wisdom that lies alongside a vein of dark humour
This darkly funny and heartfelt debut ... shines a light on that most universal of things - the complicated family dynamic
The Last Days of Joy is a solid debut of fluent prose, discerning insights and colourful characterisation. Each of the siblings is distinctly drawn; Tiernan has a nose for engrossing scenarios that will keep readers turning the pages
The Last Days of Joy is a powerful and thought-provoking read that delves into the complexities of family life and mental health yet somehow remains uplifting