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Marion Keyes

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Laurel Osterkamp | 2 comments I have read all of her books and love them! I am currently reading Anybody Out There?...

Are any of you fans? And if so, why? I love that she's written about sisters; she seems to really love her characters and is objective about them at the same time.

If anyone else is a fan, please let me know.

Happy New Year!

message 2: by Jann (new)

Jann | 17 comments I have read anything of hers I can get my hands on. The thing about her books is that they are warm, wonderful and very funny books, but they deal with some deep issues--female image, eating disorder. I think Anybody Out There is her most recent and it is from summer 06 so she may be ready to publish a new one soon.

message 3: by KrisT (new)

KrisT I have read quite a few of her books and I think the reason I like her is because I really think her books have meat to them. She has real relationships that I felt I could have and real situations I could be in. Not so much of the fluff and more real to me.

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Kaye (klippy) I have not read any of her books although I have heard so many people rave about them. Which one should I read first??

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Stephanie (stephindenver) | 2 comments Love her - like Jann, I read anything of hers that I can. I love that her characters aren't perfect; they could be you or someone you know.

My favorites of hers are Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married and Other Side of the Story.

As for her other books, I love the relationship between the Walsh family, and that one book refers to something that may have happened in a previous book.

Kaye, start with Watermelon - it was the first.

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I really liked Watermelon & Angels..but I didnt really like anything else by her. I was bored by Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married..and Rachel's Holiday made me mad. I do wanna read Anybody Out There though.

message 7: by Megan (new)

Megan | 5 comments I'm a huge fan, I always have trouble waiting for her books to go to paperback. I loved anyone out there, but I think my favorite is Rachels Holiday. I think shes so great because her characters are so real, you can identify with the women's line of thinking or else you know someone who is like them. I love the ones about the sisters, they are so quirky and weird, it would make anyone's family look "normal" in comparison. I'm hoping she has a new one soon too, maybe '08 or '09?!

message 8: by Denise (new)

Denise | 29 comments Mod
I think the only one I did not like was Sushi for Beginners. The protagonist was too unlikeable for my tastes. Otherwise, I have enjoyed her books; especially Angels.

message 9: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) I love everything by Marian Keyes. I wish she'd put out something new soon.

message 10: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 19 comments I love Marian Keyes but wasn't as crazy about "Anybody Out There." It annoyed me that she changed the character so much from the other books-it was just too drastic for me. "Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married" and "Rachel's Holiday" are my favorites.

message 11: by Brooke (new)

Brooke I have only read Watermelon but I liked it. My library has a few others but they are always checked out. But I will definitely be reading more of her books.

message 12: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Green (angel_andie) | 9 comments I love marian keyes novels, i'm not mad on her short stories. As far as I know she's supposed to release a book early this year and I cant wait!

message 13: by Keris (new)

Keris (kerisstainton) Hew new book, This Charming Man (a whopping 210,000 words!) is out in the UK in May and the US in June.

More details here

Plus if you don't receive her newsletter, you should sign up - it's hilarious!

message 14: by Kim (new)

Kim Marian Keyes is one of my FAVORITE chick lit authors. I write her book release dates on my calendar, and set reminders on my email calendar :) Feels like forever since Anybody Out There came out!

Really looking forward to This Charming Man! :)

Looks to be another one of the novels not a part of the "sister series" :)

Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married and Last Chance Saloon are my 2 favorites by MK!

message 15: by Kate (new)

Kate | 2 comments I just started "Save Karyn" by Karyn Bosnak this morning. Very cute, seems quite similar to the Shopaholic series but American main character. I like it so far though and am about 40 pages in. Anyone else read this?

message 16: by Keris (new)

Keris (kerisstainton) I've read it twice, Kate! Love it. Karyn Bosnak's got a novel too (called 20 Times A Lady) and a very funny blog.

message 17: by Becca (new)

Becca (becca2) | 16 comments I absolutely adore Marian Keyes! I cannot wait for her new release here in the States.

message 18: by Meagan (new)

Meagan | 3 comments I love Marian Keyes. "Anybody Out There?" made me cry like a baby. I think it was my favourite book. Has she written a book about the youngest sister, is it Helen? The one who is a private eye? That character and the mom make me laugh out loud!

message 19: by Samara (new)

Samara Marian Keyes is definitely my fave chick lit author! I'm never disappointed with her books, I started with Sushi For Beginners and I think it's still my favourite of hers. I can't for the new one to come out!

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