A wry and life-affirming tale-and the Irish literary star's latest New York Times bestseller.
Marian Keyes's inimitable blend of rollicking humor, effervescent prose, and captivating stories that deal with real-life issues have won readers around the globe. Reminiscent of the blockbuster movie Love, Actually, her new novel The Brightest Star in the Sky, features seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit descends on 66 Star Street to radically transform at least one person's life in the Dublin town house. With the comic appeal of Nick Hornby's novels and delicious drama akin to Jane Green, The Brightest Star in the Sky will keep readers guessing, laughing, gasping, and in tears until the very last page.
In this sparkling contemporary romance, Marian Keyes unleashes a Cupid-like romantic spirit on the residents of a Dublin apartment house, then sits back and enjoys the ensuing chaos as residents split up, hook up, and freak out. At the center of the chaotic courtship is Katie, a record executive trying to coax some commitment from her live-in boyfriend Conall. Other participants include a quick-witted cabbie named Lydia, whose contempt for her roommate is matched only by her sexual lust for him; a young married couple trying to endure the first threat to their wedded bliss; and an elderly woman named Jemima whose son is a sexy TV star. Full of humor and acumen, this romantic romp should elevate Keyes into the upper echelons of chick lit, alongside Jennifer Weiner and Sophie Kinsella.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- General, Peoples + Cultures, Settings, Love + Relationships + Sex, Family + Friendship, Romance
- July 26, 2011
- July 26, 2011
- Marian Keyes