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Grown Ups

An absorbing page-turner from Sunday Times bestselling author Marian Keyes

«It's everything you could want in a Keyes book - funny, warm, tender and a complete page turner»

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Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
672
ISBN
9781405918787
Utgivelsesår
2021
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Marian Keyes is a phenomenon. The multimillion copy, internationally bestselling author of some of the most widely loved, genre-defying novels of the past thirty years – including Rachel’s Holiday, Anybody Out There and Grown Ups – has millions of devoted readers around the world.

In addition to her fifteen previous novels, Marian has also written three collections of journalism, upon which hit BBC Radio 4 show Between Ourselves was based. Marian co-hosts the popular show Now You’re Asking with actress Tara Flynn for BBC Radio 4. In 2022, she was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year.

Marian lives in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. My Favourite Mistake is her sixteenth novel.

Anmeldelser

«It's everything you could want in a Keyes book - funny, warm, tender and a complete page turner»

The Handbook

«A fabulous account of family and secrets, calling into question how civilised and "grown up" any of us actually are»

Glamour UK

«A witty and compassionate story of modern life and relationships»

Candis

«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

«Packed with emotional turmoil, but is light on her trademark wry wit and acerbic humour»

Luxe

«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

«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 heartening, pacey read»

SheerLuxe

«Smart, savvy and very funny, Keyes takes the pulse of the nation while simultaneously tickling its funny bone»

RTE Guide

«Promises themes of love and family, all bound together with Keyes' trademark humour»

Harrow Times

«A hilarious read»

Bella

«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

«The queen of fiction has launched another blockbuster. I couldn't put this book down»

The Echo (Cork)

«Chuck envy, illicit passion and financial pressures into the pot and soon this carefully constructed broth is simmering to the boil»

Cornish Times

«A wonderful story, filled with heartbreak, empathy and Keyes's trademark humour . . . You'll laugh, cry, and might even have your heart broken, but it's definitely worth it»

Independent

«A funny and thoughtful read»

Prima

«Marian Keyes nails the zeitgeist while handling a huge cast of characters with aplomb»

Express and Star

«Up there with her best»

Sunday Express

«The absolute queen of astute, moving and cracking-good-fun contemporary fiction returns»

The Sun

«Dazzlingly brilliant»

Dereham Times

«Brilliant as ever»

Stellar

«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

«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

«Funny, thought-provoking and will get you right in the feels»

Red

«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

«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

«Rejoice! Marian's back with her best book yet! An absolutely brilliant story with a very powerful emotional punch»

Best

«At times heart-warming, at other times heartbreaking . . . This highly entertaining book is frustratingly hard to put down and can be easily devoured over a weekend»

Daily Express

«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

«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

«Marian's chatty style pulls readers in with warmth, wit and high drama»

The Sunday Times Online

«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

«A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff»

Elizabeth Day, Mail on Sunday

«Keyes is so ambitious, funny and compassionate it's no wonder so many adore her writing»

i '40 Books for the Summer'

«Her most ambitious work. Delightful, bursting with wit and compassion»

iNews

«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

«Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all»

Jojo Moyes

«Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!»

Graham Norton

«Funny and moving, with an acute eye for family foibles»

Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the John Rebus thrillers

«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

«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

«You may have written the best book of your career»

Chris Evans, Virgin Radio

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Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching

»

Nigella Lawson

«Immersive... I absolutely loved it!»

Jill Mansell

«Grown Ups is perfection. Smart, dark, layered. Her best yet!»

Gillian McAllister

«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

«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

«It's a page-turner you won't be able to put down»

The Sunday Post

«Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing form»

Woman's Own Magazine

«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

«Happy making with glorious wit»

Helen Lederer

«This is vintage Keyes»

The Times

«We've heard whispers that this could be the much-loved author's best novel yet»

Cosmopolitan, 2020s Biggest Books

«The irresistible tale of an enviably glamorous family forced to confront itself»

Daily Mail, Top Picks of 2020

«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

«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

«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

«A family drama, where a concussion causes a spilling of secrets with amusing results»

Irish Tatler, Top Picks of 2020

«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

«The strength of this book lies in its relatability factor - I laughed, cried, nodded in recognition and laughed again»

Irish News

«Shines a light on the frustrations and gripes of family life, while inviting us to laugh at the petty reality of it all»

London Living

«A book to fall into and while away hours with»

Writers Online

«Her writing just gets better and better . . . Grown Ups is funny and clever in the way it tackles addiction and eating disorders and the hurly burly of family life»

Waitrose Weekend

«Brilliantly plotted family saga»

Tracy Thorn, New Statesman

«A warm-hearted and wise tale of a family in trouble. Packed full of sharp observations and laugh-out-loud lines»

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