The Break by Marian KeyesThe Break by Marian Keyes

The Break

byMarian Keyes

Paperback | October 24, 2017

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'Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks. Mercilessly funny' The Times

Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back?

'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.'
'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only.

Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in South East Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . .

However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge. For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then so is she . . .

The Break is a story about the choices we make and how those choices help to make us. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best.

'Just brilliant' Sunday Times
'Girl-power at its best. I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail
'Another belter. Full of brilliantly fun characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm. We loved it!' Heat
'Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. A breezy, candid and deeply felt account of a wife, mother and career woman rediscovering herself' Metro
'Fabulously entertaining. Classic Keyes. The queen of intelligent women's fiction' Sunday Mirror
'A glorious life-affirming novel with Keyes on top form' Woman & Home
'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express
Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close, The Woman Who Stole My Life and The Break....
Title:The BreakFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.17 × 6.03 × 1.65 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0718179730

ISBN - 13:9780718179731

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was really good... I Really enjoyed the book. Recieved it as a gift, might not have picked it up for myself otherwise. a Little slow at times, but there is a pay off.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compelling Another book club pick (and not our usual type of pick). I've never read Keyes before so was a little surprised by the content in the book. I've been informed by a friend that this book is definitely a departure from Keyes' other works. That said, I did find the book enjoyable and I liked how it gave us a situation and showed us that not everything is black and white. There are always varying shades of grey in between (which many people choose to ignore). It was a very quick read and I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful totally loved this book, highly recommend
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engaging I remember loving this book. The character's and their psychology felt real and I could connect a lot to it.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strong start...slow finish I love this author, but this book was a bit disappointing. It started out well, and there was plenty of Keyes humour, but 3/4 of the way through it really lost me and had me questioning what the point of the story was.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Thought it was pretty good but not spectacular
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super excited! This book has just arrived and I'm so excited to read it! I have loved every Marian keyes novel I have ever read! Most of them have been on an e-reader so I dont know how long they were but this book was much thicker than I was expecting! haha Can't wait to get into it!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super exctied It is always great to see another novel by Keyes, she is such a wonderful writer. Hope she contunies to write more novels.
Date published: 2017-07-17