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Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
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Sushi for Beginners (original 2000; edition 2001)

by Marian Keyes

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Title:Sushi for Beginners
Authors:Marian Keyes
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (2001), Paperback, 576 pages
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Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes (2000)

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This Prada-wearing magazine editor thinks her life is over when her "fabulous" new job turns out to be a deportation to Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?
  JESGalway | May 28, 2018 |
felt a bit old and dated these days... ( )
  Felicity-Smith | May 29, 2016 |
Apparently this was my first Marian Keyes book.

On Tuesday, April 05, 2005 I wrote on bookcrossing.com

8 out of 10
Hi flicky picked this book to read (update sept 2015. This meant I was going to send her this book) I did not really know what to expect but actually I am liking it so far.
I have read about 100 pages.planning to go to bed now and read some more.
I will update this journal while reading more.

Update april 16

I totally forgot to update

Finished the book and I thought it was a fun read.
I am sure planning to read more by Marian Keyes.
It is light reading and really a book out of this time.
Thanks ( )
  Marlene-NL | Mar 12, 2016 |
Odd book with strange plot line and crazy list of characters--maybe it helps to be Irish as you read it??? (writer is Irish). seems to be all over the place for a good bit of the bit and then it is a bit cohesive at the end. not one of my fav books to be honest. ( )
  lhaines56 | Oct 24, 2015 |
Marian Keyes writes pure chick-lit, but with more substance than most. Her characters are three-dimensional and interested more in shopping and boys. She's my go-to choice for vacation reading. This is one of her lesser works, but it's still easy reading despite that.

Lisa's an ambitious editor at a London fashion magazine who has her sights set on New York, but she's sent to oversee the launch of a new magazine in the fashion hinterlands of Dublin, Ireland. Ashling is hired as her new assistant. Ashling feels compelled to help out wherever she sees a need, from handing a band-aid to her new boss to worrying about the homeless guy who sometimes sleeps in the doorway of her apartment building. Clodaugh has been Ashling's best friend since they started elementary school. She's got the life she wanted; married to a great guy with two kids and a big house, but she's dissatisfied with the pattern of her days.

Sushi for Beginners follows each woman as they find their way through daily life, struggling with failed marriages, depression and the ups and downs of relationships. While Keyes has written better books (Rachel's Holiday, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married) this was still fun if you like that kind of thing. ( )
  RidgewayGirl | Apr 5, 2015 |
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Three women, whose lives are linked, living in one city..

Lisa Edwards is stuck in Dublin, launching Colleen magazine. She should be partying in Prada in London. Is she unhappy about it? She wouldn't tell you even if she was.

Ashley Kennedy is an award-winning worrier. No waist, no boyfriend, far too many handbags. And, deep down, a feeling that something is missing from her life.

Clodagh Kelly should be blissfully happy. Married to her prince, two adorable children, a lovely house. So why, lately, has she had the urge to kiss a frog?

Sushi For Beginners is about searching for happiness. And how, if you let things bubble under the surface for too long, sooner or later they'll boil over..
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Lisa Edwards

This Prada-wearing magazine editor thinks her life is over when her "fabulous" new job turns out to be a deportation to Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell?

Ashling Kennedy

Ashling, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award-winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life -- apart from a boyfriend and a waistline.

Clodagh "Princess" Kelly

Ashling's best friend, Clodagh, lives the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has she had the recurring urge to kiss a frog -- or sleep with a frog, if truth be told? As these three women search for love, success, and happiness, they will discover that if you let things simmer under the surface for too long, sooner or later they'll boil over.

Discover the Keyes to a Great Read!

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Hot-shot magazine editor Lisa Edwards ? career is destined for high-rise New York when suddenly she ?s diverted to low-rise Dublin. But what can she do about it? Ashling Kennedy, Lisa ?s super-organised assistant, worries about everything from her lack of waist to the lack of men in her life. She ?s even anxious about a little bit of raw fish ? Clodagh Kelly is Ashling ?s best friend and has her prince, her beautiful kids and a lovely house ? everything in fact that Ashling ever wanted. And yet, she ?s still not satisfied. Three women on the verge of happiness and even closer to complete breakdown. Which way will they fall?… (more)

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Poolbeg Press

3 editions of this book were published by Poolbeg Press.

Editions: 1842230441, 1842230069, 1842234757

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