Anybody Out There?

Anybody Out There?

eBook - 2006
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'I had to go back to New York and try to find him. There was a chance he mightn't be there but I had to give it a go because there was one thing I was certain of: he wasn't here.' Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. She's covered in bandages and she's lying in her parents' Good Front Room dreaming of leaving Dublin and getting back to New York. To her friends. To The Most Fabulous Job in the World™. And most of all, back to her husband, Aiden. But her family have other ideas (not to mention the usual problems that beset the Walsh sisters). And Aiden, for some reason, seems unwilling to get in touch. What happened to Anna to send her so far from all that she loves? And what happened to her marriage that her husband won't talk to her?
Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, c2006
ISBN: 9780141904757
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 592 p.)


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This is the fourth book by Keyes about the Walsh sisters – a wonderfully dysfunctional family of 5 young women and their loving but odd parents. Anna Walsh must return to her family in Ireland to recover from a disfiguring car accident, but she can’t wait to get back to her life in New York as a PR person for Candy Grrrl cosmetics. But when she gets home, Anna can’t figure out why her husband Aiden isn’t returning any of her messages. Anna’s mum and her scary, beautiful sister Helen are a hoot. Anna’s work for Candy Grrrl also provides a lot of comic relief – Anna is forced to wear “quirky” outfits to work (terrible hats, purses shaped like unpurse like things, pink fishnets) when what she longs for is a charcoal suit. This book is a perfect blend of heartbreak and hilarity. (submitted by GH)

Mar 04, 2017

Keyes is such a great storyteller. This book was humorous, I loved the characters, got sucked in and couldn't put it down.

Oct 15, 2016

I enjoy her humour and her social observations.

Nov 03, 2014

A friend recommended this author as being light and amusing. It was ... dealing with a tough subject but with many laugh-out-loud moments. Enjoyed ... looking forward to reading more from this author!

gilby1228 Feb 08, 2012

Loved it! Marian Keyes books are NOT the usual chick-lit offerings, they're so much deeper, so well written, and always engaging. This is definitely my favourite by this wonderful author.

This book was amazing, and had the power to bring you to tears and laugh out loud at the same time. It was very moving, and I highly recommend it.

Feb 17, 2011

This is one of my favourite books.
Very funny and incredibly moving.
Marian Keyes at her best.

Oct 23, 2010

Fabulous, fabulous humor, sadness, wit. This is one entertaining story told by a very gifted writer.

Aug 26, 2010

This is an excellent book. The characters are very real, quirky and fun. The book has some really good twists - and feels very real.

Nov 15, 2007

This was a Chapters recommendation. I loved it. It was funny and sweet.

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