At twenty-nine, fun-loving, good-natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recovery room to inform her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror.
So, in the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man-eating sister Helen, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father. And there, sheltered by the love of an (albeit quirky) family, she gets better.
A lot better. In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.
About the Author
Marian Keyes lives in Dublin. She has published six novels, which have all been international bestsellers, garnering great reviews and selling more than 2.5 million copies: Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon and Sushi for Beginners and Angels.
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Comments about Watermelon:
Marian Keyes writes great articles. They are funny and about modern women's lives. We can relate and she has good humour.Watermelon is about a main character going through a harrowing time we can understand but I find I skip sentences and paragraphs to get to the point as it does go on a bit. This is not a book I want to read all the time, it does not engage me and I don't care particularly for any character. The family are too loopy and Claire is annoying. The story feels like another I read recently(Mhairi McFarlane It's Not Me) Anyway I am persevering and hope it gets better.
"Reading a new novel by Marian Keyes is like sitting at the kitchen table with your nicest, most confiding friend" Daily Mail "To call Marian Keyes the queen of chick-lit is an understatement" heat "Keyes gives popular fiction a good name" Independent on Sunday "Marian Keyes has a talent for writing about ordinary things happening to ordinary people. But in Watermelon, the skill with which she weaves this tangled web is extraordinary" Star "Bitter-sweet comedy" Express
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: December 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1