Last Chance Saloon

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Poolbeg Press, 2000 - City and town life - 608 pages
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Ever since legwarmers were cool, best friends Tara, Katherine, and Fintan have survived small-town ennui, big-city heartbreak, and endless giddy nights out on the town. But now that they've graduated to their slightly more serious thirties, only Fintan has what can honestly be called a "love life." With Tara struggling daily with her eternal diet--and her dreadful, penny-pinching boyfriend--and Katherine keeping her single existence as organized as her drawer full of matching bra and panty sets, it seems they'll never locate the exit door out of the "last chance saloon."

But it's always when you are least ready for change that fate insists on one. And when catastrophe inevitably follows crisis, the lives of three best friends are sure to change in unexpected ways ... and not necessarily for the worse.

You devoured the hilarious antics of Claire in "Watermelon."
You laughed 'til you cried in "Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married."
You took a vacation gone mad in "Rachel's Holiday."
You flew away with Margaret--good girl gone bad--in "Angels."
You got a peek inside the cutthroat world of women's fashion magazines in "Sushi for Beginners."

Now, raise your glass to Tara, Katherine, and Fintan in "Last Chance Saloon."

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A couple of years ago I read a World Book Night edition of Rachel's Holiday. It's a proper novel with themes and an unreliable narrator. When I went to get more of her books I was appalled to find she ... Read full review

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Quite good Brit chick-lit centering around a three friends from Ireland who have stayed close after moving to London. When one is stricken with Hodgkin's Disease, he challenges the other two to live ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
26
Section 2
103
Section 3
157
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Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland on September 10, 1963. She was brought up in Dublin, and then she spent her twenties in London. She earned her law degree from Dublin University and then travelled to London where she worked in an administrative job in an accounts office. Keyes developed a drinking problem, and after a failed suicide attempt, entered a rehabilitation program. Keyes began writing short stories four months before she stopped drinking, in 1993, and when she left rehab, she sent them to a publisher. Included with her stories was a letter saying that she had also begun a novel, which she hadn't. The publisher liked the short stories so much that they wrote back and asked for the novel, and Keyes wrote the first four chapters of her novel Watermelon in a week, and was offered a three-book contract. Watermelon was published in 1995. Keyes gave up her job in 1996 to become a full time writer. Her books are published in 35 countries worldwide and have been translated into several different languages, such as Hebrew and Japanese. In 2009, She won the Irish Book Award for her fiction novel, This Charming Man.

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