Watermelon

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Poolbeg, 1995 - Fiction - 614 pages
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"February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me...I can only assume the two events weren't entirely unrelated." Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at. She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.

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User Review  - paulinewiles - LibraryThing

I can't believe I'm only giving 3 stars to a novel by Marian Keyes. If you've never read anything else by this author, please don't judge her based solely on this book, which I understand to be her ... Read full review

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User Review  - ashpapoye - LibraryThing

Disclaimer: I did not finish reading this book. Honestly ? I can't imagine how anyone could. Here's the scene: Silly girl(let's call her that, shall we ?) has a baby. Husband leaves her within hours ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

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. She earned her law degree and then travelled to London where she worked first as a waitress before getting a job in an accounts office, where she worked for quite some time. 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.