The Woman Who Stole My Life

The Woman Who Stole My Life

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A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness? 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 self-published a memoir about her illness. 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."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • VIKING
  • English
  • 0525429255
  • 9780525429258

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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""show more

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."show more

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