The Woman Who Stole My Life
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The Woman Who Stole My Life

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International bestselling author Marian Keyes is back with a hilarious novel about finding the life--and love--you may not have been expecting

In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just "an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids," working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months.
After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and published a memoir about the illness in Stella's voice. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid--and it's in the hands of the vice president's wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist.
Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyes's latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.
Praise for The Woman Who Stole My Life
"[A] brilliantly funny new romance . . . Keyes's writing is not just highly entertaining but strangely uplifting." --Sunday Express (London)
Praise for Marian Keyes:
"Keyes's witty women, . . . humorous writing style, and uplifting tone have become beloved by readers across the globe." --Chicago Tribune
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Product details

  • Paperback | 451 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 28mm | 386g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143109359
  • 9780143109358
  • 1,514,846

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Praise for The Woman Who Stole My Life
"Gloriously funny." --The Sunday Times (UK)
"A total triumph" --The Daily Mail
"Not only is it a great story with funny, loveable characters, it made me laugh out loud." --Stylist (UK)
"One of those rare books that will swallow up your day without realising it. Romantic and uplifting it won't fail to put a smile on your face. Marian Keyes is back to her best." --The Daily Express (UK)

"A warm and hilarious page turner." --Good Housekeeping (UK)
"Funny but poignant." --Marie Claire
"A smart new drama from the awesome Marian Keyes." --Heat
"Full of twists and turns, with warmth and humour on every page, it doesn't disappoint." --Closer
"A modern fairy tale, it's full of Keyes's self-deprecating wit" --The Sunday Mirror (UK)
Praise for Marian Keyes:
"Keyes's witty women . . . humorous writing style, and uplifting tone have become beloved by readers across the globe." --Chicago Tribune
"Deeply hilarious and unexpectedly deep. Keyes never falters." --Newsweek
"[A] pleasure to read . . . a sharp and honest exploration of a favorite Keyes theme: resilience." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Keyes's portrayal of depression is nuanced and authentic. Helen's vibrant voice is spot-on...." --Publishers Weekly
"A well-crafted novel with engaging characters and a gripping plot." --Christian Science Monitor
"A tasty literary latte." --USA Today
"Keyes manages to stuff a smorgasbord of genres into one tasty tale. . . .The real joy is in the journey itself; watching Keyes's quirky characters as they change partners, reveal battle scars and command your attention on every page." --People
"From the Brontes to Maeve Binchy to Helen Fielding, British and Irish writers have long specialized in diarylike stories of ordinary women thwarted by unusual circumstances. The Limerick-born Keyes offers an entertaining . . . take on the genre. A fun romp . . ." --Kirkus From the Hardcover edition.
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About Marian Keyes

Marian Keyes is the internationally bestselling author of more than ten novels and two autobiographical works. Several of her novels have been adapted for television and film. She was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway, and Dublin; she spent her twenties in London, and lives now in Dun Laoghaire with her husband, Tony.
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14,675 ratings
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4 35% (5,090)
3 34% (5,008)
2 11% (1,632)
1 3% (425)
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