Combining Marian Keyes' ability to mix darkness and light, and adding a unique twist of her own, Anna McPartlin shot to the top of the Irish bestseller chart with her first book, Pack Up The Moon. The award-nominated novel invites you to think about a heartbreaking question: how do you survive the death of your partner. When her boyfriend John dies in a dreadful accident, his girlfriend Emma is plunged into despair. Emma loved John more than life itself and now she has lost everything that matters. Or so she thinks. For Emma has good friends who rally around. But the memory of that night returns to haunt each of them and they struggle to pick up the pieces. Emma knows that if she is ever to laugh at life again, or find the love she once had, or build a future, she will have to let go of the man she thought she couldn't live without. But how can do you let go and trust your heart? "Refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heartfelt." (Cathy Kelly). "Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out." (Chicklitreviews.com). "This witty, clever, emotional rollercoaster of a read has us sobbing and in stitches in equal measures." (Stellar). "Captures the pain of loss and longing...but her background in stand-up comedy spills onto every page, making this touching novel so funny." (Irish Independent). Anna McPartlin believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. Her titles include Apart from The Crowd, So What If I'm Broken, The Truth Will Out, The Space Between Us and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.
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THERE'S A BIG LIFE AHEAD OF HER.
CAN SHE FIND THE COURAGE TO LIVE IT?
Emma is twenty-six -- pretty, intelligent, and happily living with her childhood sweetheart John in a cute little Dublin apartment. Her biggest problem is that her mother won't stop nagging her to get married already. Emma and John feel like the perfect couple, their future alive with possibilities. But out of the blue, a tragedy throws her life into disarray -- and Emma is suddenly, incomprehensibly, alone.
As she emerges from grief, Emma has to find a whole new way of living, and her loyal friends rally round in an attempt to help. Clodagh, Emma's lifelong friend, with whom she's shared everything from mud pies to dating disasters. Anne and Richard, more-or-less happily married and debating a move to the country. Emma's brother Noel, the young Catholic priest, finding his own faith tested even as he tries to comfort Emma. Seán, the gorgeous bad boy of a thousand one-night stands, uncomfortably aware of his and Emma's growing connection. Witty, acerbic, and sometimes downright shocking, Emma documents the stories of her friends and her own recovery from grief with a candor that engages the reader from the very first page.
With an amazing insight into the power of friendship and a wry, irreverent humor that considers no subject off-limits, talented new Irish writer Anna McPartlin tells a heartwarming story of the courage it takes to move past loss and learn to live.About the Author:
Anna McPartlin grew up in Kerry and Dublin. She lives in Wicklow with her husband, a musician. Before becoming a full-time writer she worked in insurance - and as a stand-up comic. As well as writing fiction, she also writes TV scripts, including for BBC's Holby City. Her latest novel is the Richard and Judy Book Club choice, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.
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Book Description Poolbeg Press Ltd, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1842232533