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One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections.
A fluctuating time scale, all from Stella’s viewpoint, makes this a little disjointed and convoluted in a long book with a huge amount of incident. Stella is hit with Guillain-Barre, the illness which attacks the linings of the nerves and she ends up in intensive care on life support with only her eyelids able to move. She communicates by blinking, a bit like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. She too writes a book, or her neurologist does. How all this works out is fascinating. Quite a different work for Ms Keyes, very sensitive and thought-provoking. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
International bestselling author Marian Keyes is back with another masterfully told story full of wit and charm. 'Name: Stella Sweeney. Height: average. Recent life events: dramatic.' One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. For she meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car). But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar, and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart. Is this all because of one ill-advised act of goodwill? Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or hopping mad? For the first time real, honest-to-goodness happiness is just within her reach. But is Stella Sweeney, Dublin housewife, ready to grasp it? Marian's stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life is about losing the life you had and finding a better one.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
'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
'Gloriously funny.' The Sunday Times
'Keyes manages to have you alternately blubbing and belly-laughing to the final page.' Company
'Not only is it a great story with funny, lovable characters, it made me laugh out loud.' Stylist
'One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won't fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best.' The Daily Express
'A warm and hilarious page turner.' Good Housekeeping
'Funny but poignant.' Marie Claire
'A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes.' Heat
'Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn't disappoint.' Closer
'A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes' self-deprecating wit.' The Sunday Mirror
Publication date: 21/05/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||21st May 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky and most recently The Mystery of Mercy Close.She is published in twenty-nine different languages. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, as well as her fabulous cookbook Saved By Cake, are also published by Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.Marian’s stunning new novel about losing the life you had and finding a better one, The ...More About Marian Keyes