Books by Marian Keyes

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Cracks in My Foundation

This recent collection of stories and essays by Marian Keyes epitomizes my favorite aspect of her writing: her ability to take any situation, from the most mundane to the most depressing, and point out even the smallest kernels of humor. She always manages to do it in an appealing way, so that the r ...

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Angels

I'd been curious about Marian Keyes for a while but I wasn't curious enough to try her books on my own - I waited until one came up for review. My curiosity is assuaged but by no means satisfied. This boring story of a woman's struggle to put her life back together went nowhere fast. In Water ...

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Last Chance Saloon

I've been waiting to read Last Chance Saloon for over a year now. Last summer I discovered Marian Keyes, and I lapped up her three books like cream. Unfortunately, then I had to wait and wait and wait for this one to cross the sea. But finally it's here, her new book, and I have to say I was not dis ...

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Rachel's Holiday

Marian Keyes's Rachel's Holiday is a warmly-recommended story about addiction, denial, and the need for acceptance. Rachel Walsh is a 27- year-old Irishwoman who leads a high-flying New York party girl's life. She strives to be chic and groovy and wants nothing more than to be accepted by those she ...

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Watermelon

After reading the Desert Isle Keeper Review of the author's second novel, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and reading the raves about Watermelon on our Reviews Message Board, I had high hopes for it. It's taken a few days of mulling the book over to figure out why I initially told my husband, "It ...

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Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married

Move over, Bridget Jones! There's a new girl in town, and she's much more interesting than you are, and a lot funnier, to boot. Marian Keyes has created an unforgettable character and placed her in a hilarious, heartbreaking, and ultimately touching story about one young woman's search for love. ...