Books by Marian Keyes

THE MYSTERY OF MERCY CLOSE by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Readers who find some topics too serious for irony be warned—nothing is sacred in Helen's world."
At the age of 33, Helen, the youngest and latest-blooming of the five Walsh girls, has suffered yet another setback. Read full book review >
THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"Trite, but Keyes' lively wit makes it go down easily. "
Latest doggedly life-affirming romance from the prolific Irish bestseller (This Charming Man, 2008, etc.), this one set in a Dublin apartment house. Read full book review >
THIS CHARMING MAN by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2008

"Flabby, often implausible plot propelled by original prose."
Four Dubliners regret misguided liaisons with a sadistic Irish politico. Read full book review >
ANYBODY OUT THERE? by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"The very best in chick-lit."
Keyes's proven formula for success—a chatty, engaging heroine, a bawdy sense of humor, an unhappy turn of events—works again in her eighth novel (The Other Side of the Story, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sure to be snatched up by fans."
Gaelic gabber Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.) provides a treat for fans: a book divided among essays and stories, the former tastier than the latter. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2004

"Bloated, meandering plot, with lots of dull talk about the publishing business. Even the author's wonderfully eccentric sense of humor can't save this one."
More plucky Irishwomen from Keyes (Sushi for Beginners, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"This Irish author's standard mix of armchair psychology and hip female fun is a bit forced here, and the three-way split for the narrative works less well than investing in only one gal might have. Still, Keyes's chic-lit (even this) is miles above the norm."
Keyes, with a number of wry, funny novels about wry, funny women under her designer belt (Angels, 2002, etc.), falters in her sixth: a concoction with the usual ingredients but without the usual magic. Read full book review >
ANGELS by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2002

"It's little surprise that all Keyes's novels are released in summer—with their appealing combination of lighthearted humor, high-end shopping, and a little true love."
Queen of the girlie-girl novel, Irish author Keyes makes her fifth outing—and first to be set in the US—a laugh-out-loud tour through the land of broken hearts and fun shoes. Read full book review >
LAST CHANCE SALOON by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"No surprises, but a pleasant read."
In the Bridget Jones tradition, young singles in London conquer self-esteem problems before finding true love: a witty if predictable fourth novel from Keyes (Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, 1999 etc.). Read full book review >
RACHEL’S HOLIDAY by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Occasionally long-winded but, nonetheless, a comic glimpse into the life of addiction."
A doorstopper-sized third novel from Keyes (Watermelon, 1998; Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, 1999) exhibits her signature wit but is sometimes slowed by exposition. Read full book review >
WATERMELON by Marian Keyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1998

A grand first novel by Irish writer Keyes is a hilarious treatise on love's roller coaster. Read full book review >