Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book of the day: "Anybody Out There?"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"Anybody Out There?" by Marian Keyes:
Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. She’s covered in bandages and she’s lying in her parents’ Good Front Room dreaming of leaving Dublin and getting back to New York.

To her friends.

To The Most Fabulous Job in the World™.

And most of all, back to her husband, Aiden.

But her family have other ideas (not to mention the usual problems that beset the Walsh sisters). And Aiden, for some reason, seems unwilling to get in touch. What happened to Anna to send her so far from all that she loves? And what happened to her marriage that her husband won't talk to her? (Summary courtesy of PenguinBooks.)

Melissa P:
Like "P.S. I Love You," this book is about loss and heartbreak, although Marian Keyes has a completely different writing style and a more grown up point of view. I don’t think I have ever come across a Marian Keyes book that I didn’t absolutely love.

Melissa A:
Marian Keyes is the reason Melissa P. and I started talking about Chick Lit in the first place. She's an amazing author and this story definitely showcases her work. I wish she were able to get back to writing novels, as she is truly missed. (Also, Helen Walsh needs her own story already!)

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Jeryl M. said...

Sounds like a good book.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sounds like a good book

S.Sabia said...

I haven't read anything by Marian Keyes in awhile. This one sounds right up my alley!

Nina said...

Marian Keyes is such a great and popular author! I have to read Watermelon one of these days, it's the one I hear people talk about the most!

Shaz Goodwin said...

Yay, one I have read :) Loved this book (although I don't remember the cover being like that which threw me at first). Agree with Marian Keyes having a more 'adult' way of writing. Love her novels.

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Literary Chanteuse said...

Another good one! I haven't read anything by Marion Keyes yet but this looks good.


Heather said...

I have several Marian Keyes books in my to be read stack!

Unknown said...

I have a few of her books, haven't read them yet but they came highly recommended!!

Margie said...

Haven't read any of this author's works.
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Krystal Lynn said...

Think I saw this laying around in my friends apartment. I might have to steal/borrow it..

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Tiffany Drew said...

I don't believe I have read anything by Marian Keyes yet. I will have to check them out! Thanks for another great recommendation :)


Bec said...

Completley agree with both Melissa's comments. Love Marian Keyes; especially her last 2 novels. You get your money's worth and always amazing books.

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Snitz said...

I've heard so many people say how Marian Keyes is the mother of all chick lit, yet I haven't yet read any of her work! I feel like a bad person because of it!!! I was planning to read Watermelon, but then I just sort of forgot about it! I'll definitely have to put her on my list!

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of her books but look forward to trying them.

Kat said...

I'm so new to chick lit that I'm embarrassed to say I'd never heard of Marian Keyes before. If she was the story teller behind P.S. I Love You (I've seen the movie), then I can only imagine that this book is fantastic as well.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a good book