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Grown Ups

by Marian Keyes

PUBLISHED: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9780718179755
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PUBLISHED: 4th February 2020
ISBN: 9780718179755

Publisher Description

A brand-new book from the Number One bestselling author of The Break and The Woman Who Stole My Life.

They're a glamorous family, the Caseys.

Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it.

Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .

Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara, gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.

In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up?

Author Biography

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. Her journalism, collected under two titles, Making It Up As I Go Along and Under the Duvet- Deluxe Edition, containing the original publications Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

Review

Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. Candid and deeply felt Metro Brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen Hilariously wise Prima She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches The Pool There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes Marian's glorious, warm-hearted wit is always guaranteed to make me laugh on the very first page Glorious, life-affirming Woman & Home Keyes writes about women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they are something else Irish Times Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best Red Fabulously entertaining. The queen of intelligent women's fiction Sunday Mirror 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 Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read Stylist Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks The Times Her books are humorous and have the quality of a warm bath The Times Full of brilliantly funny characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm Heat Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold Cosmopolitan Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down Daily Mail Clever, hilarious, poignant . . . Gloriously funny Sunday Times Comic, convincing and true. The warmth and empathy of Keyes's writing shine through this tale of family secrets revealed. -- Katy Guest Guardian Mercilessly funny The Times Praise for Marian Keyes - Brilliantly plotted family saga Tracy Thorn, New Statesman Our Marian is back! And Grown Ups is one of her best yet, creating another memorable family saga Stellar Keyes touches on the difficulties of broken relationships; eating disorders; emotional insecurity and other weighty subjects with her trademark humour and lightness of touch Connaught Telegraph Packed with emotional turmoil, but is light on her trademark wry wit and acerbic humour Luxe An entertaining, sharp read that peels back the layers and nuances which shape the realities of family life and being an adult. Humorous, heart-warming and relatable Stylist A witty and compassionate story of modern life and relationships Candis It's everything you could want in a Keyes book - funny, warm, tender and a complete page turner The Handbook Brilliant as ever Stellar Dazzlingly brilliant Dereham Times The absolute queen of astute, moving and cracking-good-fun contemporary fiction returns The Sun Marian Keyes nails the zeitgeist while handling a huge cast of characters with aplomb Express and Star A fabulous account of family and secrets Glamour UK A fabulous account of family and secrets, calling into question how civilised and "grown up" any of us actually are Glamour UK Up there with her best Sunday Express A funny and thoughtful read Prima Funny, clever and hilarious and the rest, an epic tale of an epic family, the Caseys RTE Guide Chuck envy, illicit passion and financial pressures into the pot and soon this carefully constructed broth is simmering to the boil Cornish Times The queen of fiction has launched another blockbuster. I couldn't put this book down The Echo (Cork) Bursting with wit and compassion. Grown ups is as alive, complicated and chaotic as any real-life family, evoking extraordinary tenderness, pain and humour. -- Francesca Steele inews A hilarious read Bella Promises themes of love and family, all bound together with Keyes' trademark humour Harrow Times Smart, savvy and very funny, Keyes takes the pulse of the nation while simultaneously tickling its funny bone RTE Guide A heartening, pacey read SheerLuxe No one knows better than Marian Keyes what it's like trying to be a grown up in modern Ireland. Keyes is on top form as ever, and this delightful book will warm those cold winter bones Image A new novel by Marian Keyes is always cause for celebration, and this latest is a corker. By the end you'll definitely feel part of the family Mail Online I challenge you not to devour it in one moving, relatable go The Daily Telegraph The latest novel from the beloved Irish author, Grown Ups delves into the Casey family whose secrets start to spill after one member gets concussed Evening Standard, Books to look forward to in 2020 Marian Keyes is back and all is right with the world. No one mixes humour and heartbreak quite like Marian Red A new Keyes is always cause for celebration. The wit and warmth of her words in her 14th novel tell the story of the Caseys, a supposedly perfect family, torn apart by a careless remark at a birthday party Grazia, Ones to watch in 2020 A family drama, where a concussion causes a spilling of secrets with amusing results Irish Tatler, Top Picks of 2020 The queen of the classy comfort read returns with this warm, wise and witty family saga which asks what really lies behind the happiest of facades i Paper, Books of 2020 Tackling the realities of modern-day consumerism, Keyes' new book Grown Ups is the story of three brothers and their families written with her usual deft mix of witty storytelling and delicate touchpoint topics. It's brilliant so read it Stylist The irresistible tale of an enviably glamorous family forced to confront itself Daily Mail, Top Picks of 2020 We've heard whispers that this could be the much-loved author's best novel yet Cosmopolitan, 2020s Biggest Books This has the ingredients of the best of Keyes: great characters, laughs and poignancy. Keyes brilliantly captures that feeling of never quite being a grown-up, no matter your age Good Housekeeping Happy making with glorious wit Helen Lederer Marian Keyes is back with a witty and dramatic story about the Caseys, a family who seem perfect on the surface but hold some big secrets between them. When one of them starts to spill the truth after suffering concussion, things start to unravel in hilarious ways Good Housekeeping Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing form Woman's Own Magazine It's a page-turner you won't be able to put down The Sunday Post 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 Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent. I feel like I've met every single character in this book. I may even be a character in this book. Nobody nails chaotic families like Marian Liz Nugent Grown Ups is perfection. Smart, dark, layered. Her best yet! Gillian McAllister Immersive... I absolutely loved it! Jill Mansell Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching Nigella Lawson A new book from the witty Irish novelist. When Cara Casey suffers concussion, she starts spilling the secrets of her glamorous, talented family. All is not as it seems The Times, Ones to watch in 2020 Rejoice! Marian's back with her best book yet! An absolutely brilliant story with a very powerful emotional punch Best THIS BOOK. Reader, I LOVED it. Funny & thoughtful & such brilliantly drawn characters I am genuinely bereft that my time with them is over. And it tackles some REALLY important issues with immense sensitivity & insight Hannah Beckerman Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels Red A book that will make you laugh out loud, get choked up, and be very annoyed when you get to the end and have to say goodbye to all these characters. Marian's storytelling skills make you care deeply about each and every one of them The Sun Online 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 Her most ambitious work. Delightful, bursting with with and compassion The Daily Telegraph Grown Ups is big-hearted and entertaining, dark, funny and hugely empathetic Daily Express Marian's chatty style pulls readers in with warmth, wit and high drama The Sunday Times Online 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 Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy. Stylist A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff Elizabeth Day, Mail on Sunday Marian Keyes shows superb skill at tackling tough themes in this tale of a clan with secrets. Grown Ups is a warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining portrayal of how families behave; and of the love and tolerance required to sustain our closest relationships Hannah Beckerman, Observer It is charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking. If you already love Marian, this is her best yet. If you haven't read her, this is the one Nina Stibbe Funny and moving, with an acute eye for family foibles Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the John Rebus thrillers You may have written the best book of your career Chris Evans, Virgin Radio I LOVED Grown Ups so much. It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was rolling in PURE JOY throughout. The cleverest cream cake of words Caitlin Moran I loved every word of Grown Ups. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come. There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more Liane Moriarty Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing! Graham Norton Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all Jojo Moyes Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too Guardian

Review Text

Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too

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Praise for Marian Keyes -- - Mercilessly funny-- The Times Clever, hilarious, poignant . . . Gloriously funny-- Sunday Times Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down-- Daily Mail Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold-- Cosmopolitan Full of brilliantly funny characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm-- Heat Classic Marian Keyes: a blizzard of wit and wisecracks-- The Times Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read-- Stylist 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 Fabulously entertaining. The queen of intelligent women's fiction-- Sunday Mirror Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best-- Red Keyes writes about women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they are something else-- Irish Times Glorious, life-affirming-- Woman & Home Marian's glorious, warm-hearted wit is always guaranteed to make me laugh on the very first page--Liane Moriarty There is no finer writer than Marian Keyes--Rowan Coleman She really is unparalleled when it comes to making serious points with the lightest of touches-- The Pool Hilariously wise-- Prima Brutal yet endearing honesty, wonderful humour and astonishing acumen--Ruth Hogan Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. Candid and deeply felt-- Metro

Promotional "Headline"

The new classic from the queen of contemporary fiction.

Product Details

Author
Marian Keyes
ISBN-10
0718179757
ISBN-13
9780718179755
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Year
2020
Publication Date
2020-02-06
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
656
Subtitle
The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller
Audience
General/Trade