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Sushi for Beginners: A Novel by Marian Keyes

Sushi for Beginners: A Novel (original 2000; edition 2008)

by Marian Keyes (Author)

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Who will have the nervous breakdown? Will it be Clodagh who awaits her beautiful husband's homecoming, or Lisa, hard and brittle and recently demoted? Or perhaps it will be Ashling who is so normal that she is actually weird.
Title:Sushi for Beginners: A Novel
Authors:Marian Keyes (Author)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2005), Edition: Reprint, 448 pages
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Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes (2000)


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I had high hopes for this book. I listened to it because I knew it would have wonderful English accents. It is a story about friendship; it is a story about growing up and into your 30's. The realization of knowing that you are changing and realizing it's time to accept the reigns of adulthood, real jobs, and solid relationships. I had a very hard time figuring out who was who. The story bounces around a lot and the women overlap in the book so I think at times I couldn't remember if this was the woman with children, the woman newly moved to the area or just background characters. I am being generous by giving this book 3 stars. ( )
  whybehave2002 | May 8, 2020 |
I couldn't finish it. Sadly. I found it boring and the characters undeveloped. Complete rubbish. ( )
  book_lady15 | Apr 3, 2020 |
I figure that if by page 289 I'm still waiting to get interested, I might as well skip the rest. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Sep 28, 2019 |
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 |
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For Niall, Caitríona, Tadhg and Rita-Anne
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At Femme magazine, something had been in the air for weeks, a feeling that they were living on a fault-line.
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Who will have the nervous breakdown? Will it be Clodagh who awaits her beautiful husband's homecoming, or Lisa, hard and brittle and recently demoted? Or perhaps it will be Ashling who is so normal that she is actually weird.

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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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Poolbeg Press

3 editions of this book were published by Poolbeg Press.

Editions: 1842230441, 1842230069, 1842234757

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

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