Watermelon by Marian KeyesWatermelon by Marian Keyes


byMarian Keyes

Paperback | May 1, 2002

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February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me...I can only assume the two events weren't entirely unrelated.

Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at.

She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.

Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland in 1963. She was brought up in Dublin, and then she spent her twenties in London. She earned her law degree and then travelled to London where she worked first as a waitress before getting a job in an accounts office, where she worked for quite some time. Keyes developed a drinking problem, ...
Title:WatermelonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.03 × 5.29 × 0.74 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Avon TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060090367

ISBN - 13:9780060090364


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quick light read with a twist As her first novel I have to say it was a hilarious roller coaster of love, life and all thing's modern. It took me awhile to dedicate time to read this one since I have been crazy busy travelling, but the hour stints I dedicated to reading it kept me wanting to read on. It is a light read that makes sense to a few non traditional circumstances. Out of all of the Marian Keyes novels I have read this book is now one on my top list. I highly recommend this novel and if not this novel one of the many titles written by Marian Keyes. Happy reading~
Date published: 2012-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun This book was a hoot! It was my first Marian Keyes book and I have been hooked on her ever since. I have passed this book onto my mom, my sister, my girlfriends, and even my dad read it. A fun quirky read delivered in Marian Keyes' style - a nontraditional chit lit kind of book. :-)
Date published: 2009-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A quick read I usually don't read a fiction novels, but this one kept my attention. Like most romance novels, it's very idealistic and happily-ever-after, but I guess that's why we read these types of books in the first place.
Date published: 2008-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a laugh! I don't think that I've ever laughed more while reading a book! I felt sorry for my roommates! And then I read it again!
Date published: 2008-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fustrating but good. I got this book as as gift, and I kept putting off reading it. Although it has a strange title. The book is acutally good. It kind of infuriated me in some parts, but it was a hard to put down book. It gives a slight insight in to love and life after someone you trusted completely leaves you, then asks too much of you.
Date published: 2006-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from VERY Enjoyable I really enjoyed this book but it did take a couple of chapters to really get into it. It's a really fun read and I think everyone can relate in one way or another to Claire and her situation. I can't wait to read another book by Marian Keyes!
Date published: 2006-07-06