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eBook Watermelon ePub

by Marian Keyes

  • ISBN: 0749324791
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Marian Keyes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mandarin; New Ed edition (1997)
  • Pages: 624
  • ePub book: 1979 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1746 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 425

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A delightful book! Watermelon is propelled by a charming heroine along a twisting, tumbling journey, peopled by a cast of quirky characters and sparkling with Keyes' unique voice’.

A delightful book! Watermelon is propelled by a charming heroine along a twisting, tumbling journey, peopled by a cast of quirky characters and sparkling with Keyes' unique voice’. A lot of laughs and sassy girl talk'. Watermelon is a bloody good page turner'.

MARIAN KEYES is Irish, but lived in London for ten years before returning to Dublin. She is the author of six novels: Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Angels, and Sushi for Beginners. Visit ww. uthorTracker. Praise for Marian Keyes.

He seemed like a lovely lad," said Mum approvingly. Did he?" said Helen distantly. Lovely," said Mum emphatically. Oh, don't go on like you usually do," snapped Helen irritably. e bit of an awkward pause. I asked Helen casually. Why?" she asked without looking away from the television screen. No," I protested, blushing hotly. Oh, really?" she said. The whole college does.

DISCLOSURE: I own my copy of Watermelon by Marian Keyes. Please refer to my Goodreads.

Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great. DISCLOSURE: I own my copy of Watermelon by Marian Keyes. com profile page or the 'about' page on sandysbookaday.

And if you were hoping for, or expecting, some kind of awful gory de-piction of childbirth, with talk of stirrups and forceps and moans of agony and vulgar comparisons with excreting a hundred-pound sack of potatoes, then I’m sorry to disappoint you. (Well, all right then, just to humor you, take your worst period pain ever and multiply it by seven million and make it last for about twenty-four hours and then you have some idea.

Marian Keyes (born 10 September 1963) is an Irish novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for her work in women's literature. She is an Irish Book Awards winner.

Clearly Marian Keyes is very popular, this is the second book of hers I have read, however, they could be 100 pages shorter if she didn't constantly go off on a tangent.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Clearly Marian Keyes is very popular, this is the second book of hers I have read, however, they could be 100 pages shorter if she didn't constantly go off on a tangent. I understand that she writes amusingly, but I find her good storylines ruined by her meanderings. They aren't even consistent, you can read a couple of great chapters, then off she goes, for a few pages, which I personally had to flip through, as they irritated me.

Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland in 1963. She was brought up in Dublin, and then she spent her twenties in London. Watermelon was published in 1995. Keyes gave up her job in 1996 to become a full time writer

Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland in 1963. Keyes developed a drinking problem, and after a failed suicide attempt, entered a rehabilitation program. Keyes gave up her job in 1996 to become a full time writer.

Watermelon Keyes Marian HarperCollins USA 9780060090364 Мэриан Кейе: Дыня Кайз Мэриан: February . Though her first book failed to sell, her life turns upside down when her most recent book becomes a huge bestseller

Watermelon Keyes Marian HarperCollins USA 9780060090364 Мэриан Кейе: Дыня Кайз Мэриан: February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my fi. Though her first book failed to sell, her life turns upside down when her most recent book becomes a huge bestseller. Gemma Hogan is an event designer extraordinaire, but her personal life is nonexistent after losing the love of her life and her best friend in one fell swoop. To make matters worse, her father has just left her mother.

February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child  .

At twenty-nine, fun-loving, good-natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he's leaving her. And he hasn't even had the decency to leave her for someone glamorous; just the frumpy woman who lives in the apartment downstairs...

Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror. Until quite recently especially when wearing a green maternity jumper that was the only thing left that fit her--she felt she bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a popular summer fruit.)

So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man-eating sister Helen, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. And there, sheltered by the love of an (albeit quirky) family, she gets better.

A lot better.

In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.

In this very funny, very fresh, very wise novel, Marian Keyes delivers an unforgettable debut--and a heroine so irresistible that she feels like a new best friend.

Comments

Vozilkree Vozilkree
When Claire Walsh Webster had her baby girl on February 15, the date was permanently etched on her mind for two reasons: it was her daughter's birthday, and it was the day her husband James abandoned her for the woman with whom he had been having an affair.

To say that Claire's life was turned upside down would be an understatement. Taking herself and her baby from London to Dublin was the first step toward creating her new life. Staying in the family home with her parents and two younger sisters did little for her self-esteem, however, and for days and weeks, she languished in the bed, often forgetting to get dressed.

Her younger sisters, Anna and Helen, were annoying distractions...to Claire and to this reader, but their voices did add a bit of humor to Watermelon (Walsh Family Book 1). Themes of betrayal, relationships, and family dynamics kept the story interesting, although it moved rather slowly for most of the story.

I was rooting for Claire, as she struggled to come to terms with the major changes in her life, and I enjoyed the internal monologues she carried on in a rather comic and snarky voice. The story is narrated from her first person perspective, and it was a funny voice indeed.

Would Claire manage to create a new life for herself? Would she find love again? And what would happen when James finally wanted to see her? Could his rather unexpected suggestions arouse her to take charge of her own life?

I recommend this story to those fascinated by family drama and issues of female empowerment, but don't expect a fast-paced narrative or a plot that leads to any major conclusions. A fun, light read can be enough on some days, though. I liked this conclusion that Claire arrived at toward the end of the book, as she began to reclaim her life:

"When happiness makes a guest appearance in one's life, it's important to make the most of it. It may not stay around for long and when it has gone wouldn't it be terrible to think that all the time one could have been happy was wasted worrying about when that happiness would be taken away?"

A 4 star read.
Grari Grari
I finished Rachel's Holiday not long ago and had I known this book was about the same annoying family, I wouldn't have bought it. I only finished it to keep from wasting the few dollars I paid for it. The way the author just says things over and over in different ways or lists things that are similar drove me crazy. Guess she had to meet word counts or something. I think giving this book 3 stars is generous, but I know it was her first. I LOVED The Woman Who Stole My Life, but am beginning to feel like it was a fluke.
Exellent Exellent
Watermelon is the first book by Marian Keyes that I've read. I was very excited to read the book after seeing the reviews for it. So excited that I bought more of her books without reading one of hers first. Overall it was a good book.

It had a new spin on humor. I liked how Claire had names for her subconscious personalities. Claire was a good character most of the time. At one point I wanted to smack her because of how blind she was to the truth of what was happening in her life with James. Thankfully Claire wised up. There were also lots of funny little sayings. Claire's family was interesting. Helen was spoiled, Anna didn't seem to stand up for herself, Claire's dad was a push over, and the mother was all over the place. Marian did a good job of creating a dynamic family. By the end I was scared the book was going to end badly, but the ending was good. I wanted to read more when it ended to find out what happened to Claire.

The only reason I couldn't give the book five stars was because it took me almost a 100 pages to get into it. The story seemed to drag along until about then and after that I couldn't stop reading it.
Celak Celak
Like Marian Keyes' other books, "Watermelon," her first, is warm, witty in the extreme, funny, and somehow wise, all at the same time.
The book begins on a horrifying happenstance: Claire has just given birth to a beautiful, healthy daughter, and as she lies basking in the afterglow, her slime of a husband, James, enters her hospital room to tell her that: 1) he is in love with another woman; and that 2) he is therefore leaving Claire. Just like that. No muss, no fuss. With a beginning like that, it's hard to imagine where to go from here, but Keyes manages to pick Claire up by the scruff of her neck, shake her off, and move her and her newborn back to Dublin from London, where she had been living with James.
Once in Dublin, Claire runs the gamut of emotions, from not showering for a week to crying nonstop for 24 hours to yelling and screaming to becoming the "antichrist" to her large, extended and very strange family. Yet we love her more on every page. And we want so much for Claire to "sort herself out," as the Brits say.
Will Claire sort herself out? Will James come back and grovel? If he does, will Claire take him back? Will her parents ever break free of their strange and abominable daughters? It's all answered in the book, in prose that is so completely fresh and witty, so very funny, that the reader almost forgets that there is actually a real story here, and a good one at that.
It's nice to know that Keyes only got better with time, because this, her first novel, is just about perfect, and I'm glad to know that it wasn't a flash in the pan!