Rachel's Holiday

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 592 pages
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The fast lane is much too slow for Rachel Walsh. And Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel's love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room. It will also cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores.

When her loving family hustles her back home and checks her into Ireland's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic, Rachel is hopeful. Perhaps it will be lovely—spa treatments, celebrities, that kind of thing. Instead, she finds a lot of group therapy, which leads her, against her will, to some important self-knowledge. She will also find something that all women like herself fear: a man who might actually be good for her.

 

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AMAZING BOOK! The size intimidated me at first but I ended up finishing this book all too soon wishing there was more. Awesome portrayal of life as an addict. Really helped to see things from an addicts perspective. Will recommend to anyone!

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
50
Section 3
78
Section 4
92
Section 5
110
Section 6
116
Section 7
128
Section 8
138
Section 21
348
Section 22
354
Section 23
375
Section 24
391
Section 25
422
Section 26
440
Section 27
458
Section 28
463

Section 9
148
Section 10
156
Section 11
168
Section 12
174
Section 13
204
Section 14
212
Section 15
216
Section 16
226
Section 17
284
Section 18
306
Section 19
312
Section 20
331
Section 29
470
Section 30
482
Section 31
486
Section 32
492
Section 33
499
Section 34
524
Section 35
552
Section 36
563
Section 37
567
Section 38
569
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About the author (2009)

Marian Keyes is the author of ten bestselling novels and two essay collections. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two imaginary dogs.

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