Marian Keyes Books In Order

Walsh Family Books In Publication Order

  1. Watermelon (1995)
  2. Rachel’s Holiday (1997)
  3. Angels (2002)
  4. Anybody Out There? (2006)
  5. The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012)

Walsh Family Collections In Publication Order

  1. Mammy Walsh’s A-Z of the Walsh Family (2012)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1996)
  2. Last Chance Saloon (1999)
  3. Sushi for Beginners (2000)
  4. The Other Side of the Story (2004)
  5. Click (By:Eoin Colfer,Roddy Doyle,Tim Wynne-Jones,,,Linda Sue Park) (2007)
  6. This Charming Man (2008)
  7. The Brightest Star in the Sky (2009)
  8. The Woman Who Stole My Life (2014)
  9. The Break (2017)
  10. Grown Ups (2020)
  11. Again, Rachel (2022)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. No Dress Rehearsal (2000)
  2. Is Gearr (2000)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Big Night Out (2002)
  2. Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany’s (2005)
  3. The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales (2005)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities (2001)
  2. Further Under the Duvet (2005)
  3. Cracks in My Foundation: Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story (2005)
  4. Saved by Cake (2012)
  5. Making It Up As I Go Along (2016)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Irish Girls About Town (1995)
  2. Yeats is Dead! (2001)

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Marian Keyes Books Overview


A hilarious and bittersweet tale of baby blues and fruitless men.

At twenty nine, fun loving, good natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to tell her that he’s leaving her. Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror. So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man eating sister Helen, her soap watching mother, her bewildered father. And there, sheltered by the love of her albeit quirky family, she gets better. A lot better. In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he s in for a bit of a surprise.

Rachel’s Holiday

‘How did it end up like this? Twenty seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers’. Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall to wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey and it’s about time she had a holiday. But what Rachel doesn’t count on are the toe curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?


Maggie has always been the white sheep of the Walsh family. Unlike her comically dysfunctional sisters, Rachel hero*ine of Rachel’s Holiday and Claire hero*ine of Watermelon, she married a decent man who adored her and found herself a solid career. Where Rachel was reckless and Claire dramatic, Maggie settled early for safety. Or so she believed until she discovers that her husband is having an affair and her boss is going to fire her. Suddenly, her perfectly organized life has become a perfect mess. Devastated, she decides the only thing to do is to run for the shelter of her best friend, Emily, who lives in Los Angeles. There, with the help of sunshine and long days at the beach, she will lick her wounds and decide where life will take her next. But from the moment she lands in the City of Angels, things are not quite what she expected. Overnight, she’s mixing with movie stars, even pitching film scripts to studios. Most unexpectedly of all, she finds that just because her marriage is over, it doesn’t mean her life is. In the end neither the City of Angels nor Maggie Walsh will ever be the same again.

Anybody Out There?

Marian Keyes has introduced readers to the lives, loves, and foibles of the five Walsh sisters. In this funny, heartbreaking, and triumphant new tale set in the Big Apple, it’s Anna’s turn in the spotlight.

Life is perfect for Anna Walsh. She has the ‘Best Job in the World’ as a PR exec for a top-selling urban beauty brand, a lovely apartment in New York, and a perfect husband — the love of her life, Aidan Maddox. Until the morning she wakes up in her mammy’s living room in Dublin with her face in stitches, a dislocated knee, and completely smashed-up hands — and no memory of how she got there. While her mammy plays nursemaid, Anna tries to get better and keeps wondering why Aidan won’t return her phone calls or emails.

Recuperating from her injuries, a mystified Anna returns to Manhattan. Slowly beginning to remember what happened, she sets off on a search to find Aidan — a hilarious quest involving lilies she can’t stop smelling them, psychics, mediums, and anyone there who can promise her a reunion with her beloved…

Written in her classic style, marrying the darker parts of life with humor and wit, Anybody Out There?? is Marian Keyes’ best novel to date, wonderfully charming look at love here and ever after.

Performed by Terry Donnelly

Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married

What happens when a psychic tells Lucy that she’ll be getting married within the year? Her roommates panic! What is going to happen to their blissful existence of eating take out, drinking too much wine, bringing men home, and never vacuuming? Lucy reassures her friends that she’s far too busy arguing with her mother and taking care of her irresponsible father to get married. And then there’s the small matter of not even having a boyfriend. But then Lucy meets gorgeous, unreliable Gus. Could he be the future Mr. Lucy Sullivan? Or could it be handsome Chuck? Or Daniel, the world’s biggest flirt? Or even cute Jed, the new guy at work? Maybe her friends have something to worry about after all…

Last Chance Saloon

No writer can tell a hilarious and moving story about the great truths of love, life, and friendship quite like Marian Keyes. Each of her internationally bestselling novels introduced a hero*ine so real, she felt like a long lost friend. Now Keyes delivers her best novel yet…
. Lost ChanceSaloonTara, Katherine, and Fintan have been friends since the days when leg warmers were cool. All through their twenties they shared their joys, heartbreaks, and endless giddy nights out. But now they’ve graduated to their slightly more serious thirties and only Fintan has what can honestly be called a ‘love life.’Tara struggles daily with her eternal diet and lies to herself about Thomas, her lowlife boyfriend. He keeps his change in a little old lady’s purse and wouldn’t pay a compliment if there was a cash award attached to it. But when you’re in your early thirties and comfortably seated in the ‘Last Chance Saloon,’ sometimes a dubious man seems safer than no man at all. Katherine, on the other hand, feels that the safest relationship is the one she has with her TV remote control. She wants no surprises and keeps her life as ordered as her drawer full of matching bra and panty sets, even when the guys at work start calling her the Ice Queen. But it’s always when you are least ready for change that life insists on one. Fate is about to throw a curve ball that will lead Fintan to extract a very serious promise from his two best friends. And when catastrophe inevitably follows crisis, everyone’s fife is sure to change in unexpected ways…
and not necessarily for the worse.

Sushi for Beginners

Lisa Edwards This Prada wearing magazine editor thinks her life is over when her ‘fabulous’ new job turns out to be a deportation to Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. The only saving grace is that her friends aren’t there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell? Ashling Kennedy Ashling, Colleen’s assistant editor, is an award winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life apart from a boyfriend and a waistline. Clodagh ‘Princess’ Kelly Ashling’s best friend, Clodagh, lives the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has she had the recurring urge to kiss a frog or sleep with a frog, if truth be told? As these three women search for love, success, and happiness, they will discover that if you let things simmer under the surface for too long, sooner or later they’ll boil over. Discover the Keyes to a Great Read!

The Other Side of the Story

Life is a circle, and what goes around, comes around. Just ask a trio of unforgettable women in Marian Keyes’s enchanting new novel…
Energetic, ambitious, and sexy, literary agent Jojo Harvey combines Jessica Rabbit’s body with a mind like a steel trap. As if watching her back while on the corporate ladder and making million dollar deals wasn’t difficult enough, Jojo’s having a relationship with her boss. Her married boss. Tall, slender, and blond, bestselling author Lily Wright, one of Jojo’s clients, worries about bad karma and the second novel she can’t seem to write but must deliver she’s already spent the advance. Anton, the Love of Her Life, persuaded her to buy their dream house. Events organizer extraordinaire Gemma Hogan was best friends with Lily until the willowy blonde stole Anton, a.k.a. the Love of Her Life. Juggling the demands of her newly separated and desperately needy mom, Gemma’s social life is flatlining a mortifying situation that makes for hilarious e mails to a friend. Tales so funny, they come to the attention of top literary agent Jojo Harvey, who takes Gemma on as a client…
Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes’s signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming new novel proves there are three sides to every story…
especially in the world of publishing!

Click (By:Eoin Colfer,Roddy Doyle,Tim Wynne-Jones,,,Linda Sue Park)

A video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything.

The world’s best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George ‘Gee’ Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life.

The full list of authors includes:

Roddy Doyle, Booker Prize winning author of A STAR CALLED HENRY; Nick Hornby, author of ABOUT A BOY; Ruth Ozeki, author of MY YEAR OF MEATS; Margo Lanagan, Prinz Honor Award winning author of BLACK JUICE; Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winning author of A SINGLE SHARD; David Almond, winner of the Whitbread Award and Carnegie Medal and author of SKELLIG; Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED; Tim Wynne Jones, two time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s award and author of ONE OF THE KINDER PLANETS; Deborah Ellis, author of THE BREADWINNER; Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl Books.

And more are signing on!

This Charming Man

With This Charming Man, Marian Keyes hits her stride as a novelist with her best novel yet, telling the stories of four women who are shaped by one man

Paddy de Courcy is Ireland’s debonair politician, the ‘John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin.’ His charm and charisma have taken hold of the country and the tabloids, not to mention our four hero*ines: Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia. But though Paddy’s winning smile is fooling Irish minds, the broken hearts he’s left in his past offer a far more truthful look into his character.

Narrated in turn by each woman, This Charming Man explores how their love for this one man has shaped their lives. But in true Marian Keyes fashion, this is more than a story of four love affairs. It’s a testament to the strength women find in themselves through work, friendship, and family, no matter what demons may be haunting their lives. Depression, self doubt, domestic abuse each of these women has seen tough times in life, and it’s through Keyes’s wonderful storytelling ability that these subjects are approached with the appropriate tone and candor. Her deft touch provides a gripping story and, ultimately, a redemptive ending.

The Brightest Star in the Sky

A wry and life affirming novel from the internationally bestselling author Marian Keyes’s inimitable blend of rollicking humor, effervescent prose, and stories that deal with real life issues have captivated readers around the globe. She is one of the bestselling authors of women’s fiction in the English speaking world. Her new novel will delight fans of Candace Bushnell’s darkly comic sensibility and Sophie Kinsella’s fast paced action. The Brightest Star in the Sky follows seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit pays a visit to their Dublin townhouse with the intent of changing at least one of their lives. But what will this metamorphosis be and who will the sprite choose? There’s Matt and Maeve, the newlyweds struggling to overcome the first obstacle in their storybook romance; Lydia, the brassy but vulnerable cabbie; Katie, the just turned forty PR executive searching for a more gratifying life; and the eldest resident, Jemima, currently playing hostess to her son Fionn, who is in town to star as the hunky gardener in a hot new television show. Keyes’s universal themes and appealing characters have made her an international phenomenon, and are sure to conquer a wider American audience. With The Brightest Star in the Sky, she delivers another satisfying story charming in its wit and surprising in its depth.

No Dress Rehearsal

Lizzie is dead she just doesnt know it. Why does everyone ignore her when she needs a little sympathy? She has been in an accident, after all. The next day, Lizzie goes to work as usual and meets two unusual people, spirits who have been sent to break the bad news. But our Lizzie is not ready to go anywhere. She has yet to say her goodbyes. Help is at hand with Jan and Jim, messengers who have seen it all before. Before Lizzie crosses to the other side, she’ll get her chance to stage the closing scene of a lifetime.

Is Gearr

Ta Lisa marbh ach ni thuigeann si e go foill. Is ait lei e nuair a dheanann daoine neamhshuim di agus gan uaithi ach beagan tuisceana. Bhi si i dtimpiste! An la dar gcionn, agus i istigh ag obair castar beirt spiorad uirthi. Seoladh Siobhan agus Seimi chuici leis an drochsceala. Ach nil Lisa reidh le himeacht. Caithfidh si slan a fhagail fos. Ta seantaithi ag Siobhan agus Seimi ar a leitheid. Agus cuidionn siad le Lisa slan is cead a ra sula n imionn si sall.

The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales

Does the thought of mistletoe give you hives? Does the sound of jingling bells instill fear in your heart? Do you hide under the covers from the day after Thanksgiving till New Year’s Day? And even if you love Christmas, do thehyperconsumerism, overindulgence, andtinsel covered everything make you crazy? If you said yes to any of these questions, this is the book for you. You are not alone. Everyone has a Christmas nightmare story to tell. Some of the best writers around have gone through some of the worst Christmases ever. Their tales of holly draped horror are gathered here for your amuseme*nt, from NEAL POLLACK’s Christmas ham disaster to the accidental Santahood of JONI RODGERS to BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM’s receiving what may be the worst gift ever given. And Stanley Bing gives us a peek at the lonely guy’s Xmas feast. All this, plus many more recollections of Worst Noels past. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog, chisel off a piece of rock hard fruitcake, and curl up in the big comfy chair by the fireplace where the stockings have been hung with such care and settle in to read The Worst Noel.

Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium.

Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world, and with Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes tackles the world of nonfiction. These are her collected pieces: regular bulletins from the woman writing under the covers.

Marian loves shoes and her LTFs Long Term Friends, hates realtors and lost luggage, and she once had a Christmas office party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan style. She’s just like you and me…

Featuring a wide compilation of Marian’s journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus some exclusive, previously unpublished material, Under the Duvet is bursting with funny stories: observations on life, in laws, weight loss, parties and driving lessons that will keep you utterly gripped either wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.

Cracks in My Foundation: Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story

Go further under the covers and stay in bed a little longer with Marian Keyes in this winning follow up to her smash essay collection, Under the Duvet. Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author’s mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and more. Marian’s hilarious and thoughtful take on life makes her readers feel they are reading a friend, not just an author. Marian continues to entertain with her reports from the trenches, and throws in some original short fiction as well. Whether it’s visiting Siberia, breaking it off with an old hairdresser, shopping of course!, turning forty, living with her beloved husband, Himself a man beyond description, or musing on the F word feminism, Marian shares the joys, passions, and sorrows of her world and helps us feel good about our own. So grab a latte and a pillow and get ready to laugh your slippers off!

Irish Girls About Town

Ah go on…
tell us. New York Times bestselling authors Maeve Binchy and Marian Keyes top an impressive roster of the Emerald Isle’s most popular women writers and prove that when it comes to spinning a good yarn, the Irish are the best in the business. Showcasing dazzling wit and remarkable insight in short stories that run the gamut from provocative to poignant, these Irish women will tug at your heartstrings and have you crying with laughter in no time. She did what?! In Maeve Binchy’s ‘Carissima,’ a longtime ex pat and free spirit returns to Ireland from Sicily and shakes things up for her family, who finds her life utterly scandalous. In ‘Soulmates,’ by Marian Keyes, one woman’s relationship is so bleedin’ perfect in every way that it’s driving her friends up the wall. In Cathy Kelly’s ‘Thelma, Louise and the Lurve Gods,’ two women on a madcap, Stateside road trip have completely opposite reactions to a pair of insanely good looking men. In these stories, and throughout this fabulous collection, Ireland’s finest women authors celebrate the joys and perils of love, the adventure and constancy of female friendships, and their own irresistible brand of Irish charm.

Yeats is Dead!

Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerrigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keyes, Anthony Cronin, Owen O Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O Neill, Donal O Kelly, Gerard Stembridge, and Frank McCourtFifteen of Ireland’s brightest and most entertaining authors came together to benefit Amnesty International resulting in this raucous, raunchy, and diabolically entertaining mulligan stew of a novel. Yeats is Dead! is an elaborate mystery centered around the search for something more valuable and precious than anything else in Ireland an unpublished manuscript by James Joyce. A madcap chase ensues, spiced with the shenanigans of a spectacular array of characters: a sad*istic sergeant with the unlikely name of Andy Andrews; a urinal paddy salesman; and the unforgettable Mrs. Bloom, a woman who had tried everything but drew the line at honesty. Gratuitously violent and completely hilarious, Yeats is Dead! is an out of control tale of lust and literature that packs big laughs and an even bigger body count.

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