Anybody Out There

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904755

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4293

Anna Walsh needs her old life back: her home, her glamorous career and above all the love of her life, her husband Aidan. But can things ever return to the way they were? Anna Walsh is covered in bandages and lying in her parents' Good Front Room. She's dreaming of leaving Dublin and returning to New York. To her home. To her job. And most of all to her husband Aidan. Unfortunately, her family have other ideas. She's staying put. And Aidan? Well he's refusing to even take her calls. What has pushed Anna so far from everything that she loves? Is she the only one who can put it all right? And if not, who is? 'Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealously and friendship' Daily Mail 'A wonderful, subtle, hilarious and highly sophisticated novel' Evening Standard 'High quality entertainment' Marie Claire
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Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family

A Penguin Special from Viking

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101634561

Category: Fiction

Page: 83

View: 6629

For all fans eagerly awaiting Marian Keyes's new novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, featuring Helen Walsh, here is a laugh-out-loud ebook-only short guide to everyone's favorite dysfunctional Irish family. Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family is the perfect reintroduction to the Walsh family and an ideal appetizer for Keyes's new novel coming from Viking in April 2013.
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The Mystery of Mercy Close

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718155319

Category: Adult children living with parents

Page: 507

View: 7824

'I employ this thing called The Shovel List.' 'A shovel . . . ?' 'No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel.' Meet Helen - youngest of the Walsh sisters and a law unto herself. She's easily bored, has an inability to filter her thoughts and was fired from every job she ever had before she found her true calling as a private investigator. But times are tough for PIs and Helen's had no choice but to take on the search for AWOL boyband has-been Wayne Diffney - The Wacky One. It's not all bad this game of Where's Wayne. It may have brought her charming crook of an ex Jay Parker back into her life, but it's giving her an excuse to avoid the usual Walsh family dramas and the intense looks from her gorgeous boyfriend Artie that make her heart beat wildly with lust and panic in equal measure. But most of all it's an excellent distraction from the huge swarm of black vultures gathering over her head. If she hides out in her target's empty house on Mercy Close for long enough maybe they'll go away . . . But as Helen begins to unravel the mysteries secreted on Mercy Close she discovers a kindred spirit in a man unwilling to be found. Could someone be telling her to look a little closer to home . . . ?
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Watermelon

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405935138

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 3900

Never before has this title been published as an eBook . . . Watermelon, Marian Keyes's very first novel, tells the extremely funny and wonderfully touching tale of a woman who thought she had it all - until the day she discovers that it's all gone . . . 'Failed relationships can be describe as so much wasted makeup . . .' On the day she gives birth to her first child, Claire Walsh's husband James tells her he's been having an affair and now's the right time to leave her. Right for who exactly? Exhausted, tearful and a tiny bit furious, Claire can't think of what to do. So she follows the instincts of all self-respecting adults in tricky situations. . . . And runs home to Mum and Dad. But while her parents are sympathetic, Claire's younger sisters are less so. Helen wants to share the new toy (she means baby Kate). While Anna is too busy having out-of her-head experiences. So when James slips back into her life, desperate to put things right, Claire doesn't know whether to take a chance on a past she feared she'd lost forever or face an uncertain future of her own. But is she as on her own as she really believes? 'A warm and hilarious page turner' Good Housekeeping 'Reading a novel by Marian Keyes is like sitting at the kitchen table with your nicest, most confiding friend.' Daily Mail 'Gloriously funny' The Sunday Times 'Funny but poignant' Marie Claire 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express
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Rachel's Holiday

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140271791

Category: Fiction

Page: 625

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RACHEL'S HOLIDAY, Marian's classic novel about addiction, is being given a new lease of life with a fantastic new jacket treatment. Here's Rachel Walsh, twenty-seven and the miserable owner of size 8 feet. She has regular congress with Luke Costello, a man who wears his leather trousers tight. And she's fond - some might say too fond - of recreational drugs. Until she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged. Surely she's not thin enough to be an addict? Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he's worth.
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Angels

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241958421

Category: Los Angeles (Calif.)

Page: 528

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Marian Keyes, author of the number one best-seller This Charming Man and Rachel's Holiday, explores love, life, marriage and escape in Angels. Following Maggie, one of the Walsh sisters, Angels traces her journey from married life to Hollywood. 'I'd always lived a fairly blameless life ... up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood ...' Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily? In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she's never done before: mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life? 'Funny, compassionate, well-observed and irreverent' Time Out 'Keyes writes brilliantly, as always, about love, grief, jealousy and friendship' Daily Mail 'Witty, wicked and yet moving. A novel to both laugh and cry over' Ireland on Sunday www.mariankeyes.com Marian Keyes's international bestselling novels include Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction Prize Anybody Out There. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin.
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The Break

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405918756

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 672

View: 8018

'Myself and Hugh ... We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet ... However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she?
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Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

Author: Patrick C. Walsh,Janet Farrar Worthington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 153876363X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 3703

This guide covers every aspect of prostate cancer, from potential causes including diet to tests for diagnosis, curative treatment, and innovative means of controlling advanced stages of cancer.
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Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family

An Ebook Short

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405910860

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8108

Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walshes is a laugh-out-loud ebook-only short guide to everyone's favourite dysfunctional Irish family. It does exactly what it says on the tin but here's a brief word from its author, Mammy Walsh herself: 'There's this woman I know from bridge, Mona Hopkins, a lovely woman she is, even if I must admit I'm not that keen on her myself, and she said a great thing the other day. I was expecting her to say "Two no trumps," but instead she comes out with a saying about her children. She says, "Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head." Isn't that a marvellous bit of wisdom - "Boys wreck your house and girls wreck your head!" And God knows it's the truest thing I've heard in a long time. I should know. I have five girls. Five daughters. And let me tell you, my head is wrecked from them. Although, now that I think of it, so is my house . . .' It's the perfect re-introduction to the Walsh family, featured in Marian's bestselling novels about the Walsh sisters, Watermelon, Rachel's Holiday, Angels, Anybody Out There and The Mystery of Mercy Close . Praise for Marian Keyes: 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express 'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail
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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3054

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
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The Cornerstone

Author: Kate Canterbary

Publisher: Vesper Press

ISBN: 1946352462

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 9776

A tough-as-nails businesswoman. An arrogant Navy SEAL. A power struggle with no end in sight. Some people hook-up at weddings. Others break a hotel room bed (and a table, and a desk, and some complimentary bathrobe belts) and discover they've been surviving on bargain basement orgasms their entire lives. The last one? Yeah. That's all me. She's driven and demanding… I wasn't always a bitch. There's a dirty little trick to succeeding in business: the sweet and innocent rarely survive. I fought my way up from nothing, and I don't bend for anyone. Until Will Halsted ties me to a headboard and makes me his…for now. One wild, filthy night turns into another, and then...we can't stop. Each time we're together is more addictive than the last, but it's nothing more than a sexy escape from reality. Or is it? He's never walked away from a challenge… I wasn't always a warrior but now it's in my bones and blood. That's what years spent in the special operations does to a man. My entire life is classified: where I've been, what I've seen, what I've done, and there's no mission too dangerous. Until I realize that falling for Shannon Walsh is like trying to swim against a riptide. She's going to tear me up and toss me to the shore, and I'll love every minute of it. Every time I'm down range, I want her counting the hours until I'm back. Waiting for me. She's done it before; she'll do it again. Or will she? They're wrong for each other in every possible way… Or are they?
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Cracks in My Foundation

Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story: Essays and Stories by Marian Keyes

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061864692

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Go further under the covers and stay in bed a little longer with Marian Keyes in this winning follow-up to her smash essay collection, Under the Duvet. Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and more. Marian's hilarious and thoughtful take on life makes her readers feel they are reading a friend, not just an author. Marian continues to entertain with her reports from the trenches, and throws in some original short fiction as well. Whether it's visiting Siberia, breaking it off with an old hairdresser, shopping (of course!), turning forty, living with her beloved husband, Himself (a man beyond description), or musing on the F word (feminism), Marian shares the joys, passions, and sorrows of her world and helps us feel good about our own. So grab a latte and a pillow and get ready to laugh your slippers off!
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Angels

Penguin Picks

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405933858

Category:

Page: 496

View: 4436

I'd always lived a fairly blameless life. Up until the day I left my husband and ran away to Hollywood . . .' Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. At thirty-three she has a proper job, is happily married to Garv and never puts a foot wrong. So why does she make a bolt for Hollywood and her best friend, Emily? In the City of Angels, Maggie gets to do things she's never done before- mixing with film stars, pitching scripts, partying non-stop. But is this really a once-in-a-lifetime journey of self-discovery, or is she simply running away from married life?
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Sushi for Beginners

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061809837

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9978

Lisa Edwards This Prada-wearing magazine editor thinks her life is over when her "fabulous" new job turns out to be a deportation to Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell? Ashling Kennedy Ashling, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award-winning worrier, increasinglyaware that something fundamental is missing from her life -- apart from a boyfriendand a waistline. Clodagh "Princess" Kelly Ashling's best friend, Clodagh, lives the domestic dream in a suburban castle.So why, lately, has she had the recurring urge to kiss a frog -- or sleep with afrog, if truth be told?As these three women search for love, success, and happiness, they willdiscover that if you let things simmer under the surface for too long, sooneror later they'll boil over. Discover the Keyes to a Great Read!
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This Charming Man

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061807079

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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The lives of four very different women have been shaped—and battered—by one charming man. . . . Ireland's debonair politician Paddy de Courcy—the "John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin"—has captured tabloid headlines and the imagination of his country with his charm and charisma. But the crushed hearts he's left behind him reveal more about his character than his winning, votegetting smile. Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia have all suffered from his selfishness and cruelty. But with Paddy's political star ascending, the time is finally ripe for redemption . . . and perhaps a bit of revenge.
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The Tunnels of Tarcoola

Author: Jennifer Walsh

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742376754

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 222

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When four young Australians find an abandoned coal mine that leads to the house people say is haunted, their discovery ties into Kitty's interview for a school project with a woman who once lived in the house and to an unpopular development plan.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 4458

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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The Brightest Star in the Sky

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189878

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8381

A wry and life-affirming tale-and the Irish literary star's latest New York Times bestseller. Marian Keyes's inimitable blend of rollicking humor, effervescent prose, and captivating stories that deal with real-life issues have won readers around the globe. Reminiscent of the blockbuster movie Love, Actually, her new novel The Brightest Star in the Sky, features seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit descends on 66 Star Street to radically transform at least one person's life in the Dublin town house. With the comic appeal of Nick Hornby's novels and delicious drama akin to Jane Green, The Brightest Star in the Sky will keep readers guessing, laughing, gasping, and in tears until the very last page.
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Under the Duvet

Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061859923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3567

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium. Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world, and with Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes tackles the world of nonfiction. These are her collected pieces: regular bulletins from the woman writing under the covers. Marian loves shoes and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends), hates realtors and lost luggage, and she once had a Christmas office party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan-style. She's just like you and me ... Featuring a wide compilation of Marian's journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus some exclusive, previously unpublished material, Under the Duvet is bursting with funny stories: observations on life, in-laws, weight loss, parties and driving lessons that will keep you utterly gripped -- either wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.
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The Woman Who Stole My Life

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197658

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness? In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just “an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids,” working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months. After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid—and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist. Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyes’s latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.
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