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Grown Ups: British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

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Marian Keyes nails the zeitgeist while handling a huge cast of characters with aplomb * Express and Star *

Grown Ups By Marian Keyes | Used | 9780718179748 - Wob Grown Ups By Marian Keyes | Used | 9780718179748 - Wob

Shines a light on the frustrations and gripes of family life, while inviting us to laugh at the petty reality of it all London Living

Acne?’ … ‘No, don’t tell me. Filippa K? One of the Swedish designers? I adore that oversized look.’ She's only gone and done it again! I love Marian Keyes' books with a passion and now she's got a fabulous new one on the way! Brilliant as ever * Jane Fallon *

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes - Penguin Books Australia Grown Ups by Marian Keyes - Penguin Books Australia

DISCLOSURE: Thank you to Penguin Random House, Doubleday Canada for providing a digital ARC of Grown Ups by Marian Keyes for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. Johnny’s wife, savvy businesswoman Jessie has heaps of money and she loves to splurge and have all the families get together on luxury holidays and weekends away. She always insists when costs are out of reach to fund them. Jessie was a single child and loves being surrounded by family. Grown Ups is everything I've come to expect from Marian Keyes: a lively, fast-paced, and moving story of an Irish family and all of their entwined stories. I adored the story of Cara, struggling bulimic and her work in the hotel industry, her worries about her finances plus those of her husband's brother's, whose wife Jessie was a superwoman who was super stressed, super anxious, and utterly overwhelmed by keeping up appearances of "having it all," and then, finally, my favorite, lovely Nell, a newly married set designer in the small world of theater who was learning her new husband was not, in fact, the man of her dreams, but that his family was marvelous. The various dramas were all well done but in addition to adoring Cara's story, I *loved* Nell's. I actually cried (yes! I did! It was great to be so enraptured!) at the end, for Nell, who'd come so far and been such a force of good for herself and her in laws family, especially her doomed romance with someone else in the family.A fabulous account of family and secrets, calling into question how civilised and "grown up" any of us actually are Glamour UK This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It's tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you're done. I put it down and felt bereft * Beth O'Leary * A brilliant bunch of flawed individuals, all battling to understand themselves and those around them. Definitely worth devouring this year! What a treat Giovanna Fletcher

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