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Marian Keyes is an Irish author of chick lit/women’s fiction and non-fiction books. She writes the Walsh Family series. Some of the subjects she covers in her literature include domestic violence, drug abuse, mental illness, divorce and alcoholism. Marian Keyes grew up in Ireland and moved to London in 1986 to take an administrative job. She suffered from depression and alcoholism and things got so bad that she attempted suicide in 1995. During her rehabilitation, she started writing. After submitting short stories to a publisher, she was encouraged to write a full-length novel.

That full-length novel became Marian Keyes’ debut novel, Watermelon, published in 1995. It, along with Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, is one of her best-known works. Below is a list of Marian Keyes’ books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Walsh Family Books


Watermelon(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rachel's Holiday(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angels(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anybody Out There?(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of Mercy Close(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Walsh Family Collections


Mammy Walsh's A-Z of the Walsh Family(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Chance Saloon(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yeats is Dead!(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Side of the Story(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This Charming Man(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brightest Star in the Sky(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


No Dress Rehearsal(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Big Night Out(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cracks in My Foundation: Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory and the Darker Side of the Story(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany's(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Irish Girls About Town(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Further Under the Duvet(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saved by Cake(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Yeats is Dead! was co-authored with Anthony Cronin, Roddy Doyle, Hugo Hamilton, Frank McCourt, Pauline McLynn, Conor McPherson and Joseph O’Connor. Big Night Out also contains stories by Jessica Adams, Maggie Alderson, Candace Bushnell, Joan Collins, Nick Earls, Imogen Edwards-Jones, Nick Hornby, Karen Moline and Patrick Neate. The Worst Noel also contains stories by 19 other authors.

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Marian Keyes Synopsis: Irish Girls About Town is an anthology with short stories by Marian Keyes, Maeve Binchy, Cathy Kelly and 13 other Irish women authors. Included are the stories Carissima by Binchy, Soulmates by Keyes and Cathy Kelly’s Thelma, Louise and the Lurve Gods. Soulmates is about a woman’s perfect relationship that drives her friends crazy.

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