Watermelon: A Walsh Family Novel

Paperback | January 9, 2006

byMarian Keyes

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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.

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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 lef...

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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 lef...

MARIAN KEYES has had two number 1 Sunday Times bestsellers -- Sushi for Beginners and Angels. She is the celebrated author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, and The Other Side of the Story. She also writes short stories, monthly columns and one-offs for various magazines. She is invo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 1.31 inPublished:January 9, 2006Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099489988

ISBN - 13:9780099489986

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Watermelon This was my first Marian Keyes book and I enjoyed it so much that I've gone on to purchase many many more. I really enjoy all of the Walsh family stories and this one was a great, funny introduction to this quirky Irish family.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Loved This!!! This was the first time I read Marian Keyes' book, and she did not disappoint me! It was a bit long, but I so enjoyed reading every single page- So much so I actually read it on 2 days!!! I was so livid with Claire's husband... Like who the heck leaves their wife after just giving birth?! Like seriously?! Anyways, I am glad at the end she made the right decision...
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a fun read i always enjoy marian keyes' novels and this was no exception. a humourous story about a woman's struggle to get her life back together without a husband but with a new born baby. she told the story as if the reader was really there and she was telling you personally. i liked that special touch. it did not dissapoint as a novel and i would recommend it to all marian keyes fans as well as other fans of "chick lit".
Date published: 2006-07-29

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Editorial Reviews

“A candid, irresistibly funny debut and perfect summertime read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Marian Keyes has a talent for writing about ordinary things happening to ordinary people. But in Watermelon, the skill with which she weaves this tangled web is extraordinary.”
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