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.
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Marian Keyes lived in London for ten years before returning to her native Dublin. After receiving a law degree and studying accounting, she began writing short stories in 1993. She is the author of three previous novels -- Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, and Rachel's Holiday -- all major bestsellers around the world.About the Author:
Marian Keyes has had two number 1 Sunday Times bestsellers — Sushi for Beginners and Angels. She is the celebrated author of Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday; Last Chance Saloon; and The Other Side of the Story.
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