The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

Here is a truth that won't be forgotten: if you can laugh through life's surprises and find the joy in every moment, you will live a full life. ___ Praise for Anna McPartlin: 'What a beautiful book. I cried and smiled my way through.

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473508439

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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'Insightful and touching but jovial at the same time.' Nadiya Hussain 'A delightful roller-coaster ride of emotion.' Sunday Independent ___ Here is a truth that can't be escaped: for Mia 'Rabbit' Hayes, life is coming to an end . . . Rabbit Hayes loves her life, ordinary as it is, and the extraordinary people in it. She loves her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colourful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye. But it turns out the world has other plans for Rabbit, and she's OK with that. Because she has plans for the world too, and only a handful of days left to make them happen. Here is a truth that won't be forgotten: if you can laugh through life's surprises and find the joy in every moment, you will live a full life. ___ Praise for Anna McPartlin: 'What a beautiful book. I cried and smiled my way through.' Jane Green 'Beautiful, brave storytelling.' Heat Magazine 'A delightful roller-coaster ride of emotion' Sunday Independent Readers love The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes: ***** 'Extremely moving . . . perfectly executed' ***** 'Compassionate and honest' ***** 'Should definitely be on everyone's must-read list'
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The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

An exuberant novel full of happiness and heartbreak, Anna McPartlin's The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is a story of laughing through life's surprises and finding the joy in every moment.

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250093856

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Mia "Rabbit" Hayes is one of the lucky ones. She loves her life, ordinary as it is, and she loves the extraordinary people in it: her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colorful, unruly family; and the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye. Rabbit has big ideas, full of music, love, and so much life. She has plans for the world - but the world has other plans for Rabbit: a devastating diagnosis. Rabbit is feisty. With every ounce of love and strength in her, she promises that she will overcome. She will fight, fight, fight. She will be with those who love her for as long as she can. As her friends and family rally to celebrate Rabbit's last days, they look to her for strength, support, and her unyielding zest for life - because she is Rabbit Hayes, and she will live until she dies.
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Waiting for the Miracle

I LOVED this book!

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781838773915

Category: Humor

Page: 347

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'I laughed. I cried. I laughed again' Sinéad Moriarty 'An enthralling read with . . . so many laughs along the way' Liz Nugent 'A funny, poignant and moving read' My Weekly From bestselling Irish writer Anna McPartlin, Waiting for the Miracle is an uplifting novel about how good friends can help you see the funny side of life, even in the darkest of days. Perfect for fans of Sheila O'Flanagan and Marian Keyes. 2010 Caroline can't get pregnant, Janet can't hold a pregnancy, Natalie's sperm donor is a stoner with a bad attitude and Ronnie is, well, no one knows Ronnie's story. When the women meet in an infertility group, they quickly form a firm - if slightly odd - friendship and their lives begin to change. 1976 When 16-year-old Catherine's pregnancy is revealed, she's sent to a convent to give birth. Her baby is taken from her, and she re-emerges into the world, down but not out, determined to fight back. She finds work, a home and acceptance with gay hairdresser and fellow outsider and her life begins again. Waiting for the Miracle is story about finding your tribe, at any age. It's about love, loss, friendship and laughing at yourself. It's about life. 'Takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions...you'll be laughing through your tears at the sharp and funny dialogue' NFOP magazine Praise for Anna McPartlin: 'Anna McPartlin's novel is brilliant, funny and immensely moving' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything 'It's such a gorgeous examination of grief while also being honest, hilarious and totally relatable. I LOVED this book!' Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love 'When I wasn't reaching for the Kleenex to wipe away a little tear, I was guffawing with laughter - Anna has the gift of being able to make you laugh and sob, and all on a single page.' Claudia Carroll, author of The Women of Primrose Square Readers love Waiting for the Miracle: 'Who will have the happy ever after dream and who will settle for the dream never happening? I raced though it in 2 days to find out. I particularly loved the flitting between current day and the character Catherine's story from the past and was eager to see how the 2 would come together. Wrap yourself up in a duvet and start reading. You won't be disappointed.' 'You will be gripped by both stories and wonder where the book is going ... but it gets better and better.' 'Loved loved loved it! As always an amazing story with real life issues, read it in 3 days couldn't put it down going to work was a bit of inconvenience lol can't wait for the next one, thanks Anna' 'Another emotional rollercoaster read about loss, hope, courage & friendship, I was hooked right from the very start, I loved how the story changed between current day and the past with Catherine's story, have your tissues ready.' 'Didn't want it to end.' 'McPartlin excels in the one-liner, and finding something to laugh about in the darkest of times.' 'I do not hesitate to recommend this magnificent book to everyone. Sure to be in my top books of this year.' 'A story of hope over heartbreak told with Irish humour and charm.' 'Anna McPartlin has done it again! Another stunning read that ends with me in tears yet also smiling.'
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Below the Big Blue Sky

Anna McPartlin's new novel will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy.

Author: Anna McPartlin

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ISBN: 183877078X

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Anna McPartlin's new novel will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy.
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The Space Between Us

She is one of the finest writers around and The Space Between Us is one of the best tales of friendship' Chicklitreviewsandnews.com 'Anna's warmth and humour shine through as she takes the reader on a journey through laughter and tears' U ...

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241950142

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes will love The Space Between Us, a heart-breaking story of friendship from award-nominated author, Anna McPartlin. From babyhood Eve and Lily were best friends. But one huge fight and 17 years later Eve wakes up from a horrific accident to find her old friend nursing her. At first, their reunion is tentative but during Eve's many months in hospital they confront both the lies of the past and their present failures. And each clearly sees how the other needs to change her life: Lily must get out of an impossible marriage and Eve has to face up to the pain she has caused others. The crisis that brought Eve and Lily together again seems like a blessing that has given them a second chance to be there for each other when they most need someone to lean on. Little do they suspect that their friendship is under a threat that will change the future forever ... 'Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out. She is one of the finest writers around and The Space Between Us is one of the best tales of friendship' Chicklitreviewsandnews.com 'Anna's warmth and humour shine through as she takes the reader on a journey through laughter and tears' U Magazine Anna McPartlin believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. The Space Between Us is Anna McPartlin at the height of her storytelling powers. Before her writing career took off Anna was, among other things, a stand-up comedian and a claims adjuster. Her first novel Pack Up The Moon was shortlisted as Newcomer of the Year in the Irish Book Awards and her writing has gone from strength to strength ever since. Her other titles include Apart from the Crowd, So What If I'm Broken, The Truth Will Out and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.
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Pack Up The Moon

If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out' Chicklitreviews.com 'This witty, clever, emotional rollercoaster of a read has us sobbing and in stitches in equal measures' Stellar 'Captures the pain of loss ...

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141903347

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Combining Marian Keyes' ability to mix darkness and light, and adding a unique twist of her own, Anna McPartlin shot to the top of the Irish bestseller chart with her first book, Pack Up The Moon. The award-nominated novel invites you to think about a heartbreaking question: how do you survive the death of your partner. When her boyfriend John dies in a dreadful accident, his girlfriend Emma is plunged into despair. Emma loved John more than life itself and now she has lost everything that matters. Or so she thinks. For Emma has good friends who rally around. But the memory of that night returns to haunt each of them and they struggle to pick up the pieces. Emma knows that if she is ever to laugh at life again, or find the love she once had, or build a future, she will have to let go of the man she thought she couldn't live without. But how can do you let go and trust your heart? 'Refreshingly honest, laugh-out-loud funny and heartfelt' Cathy Kelly 'Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out' Chicklitreviews.com 'This witty, clever, emotional rollercoaster of a read has us sobbing and in stitches in equal measures' Stellar 'Captures the pain of loss and longing ... but her background in stand-up comedy spills onto every page, making this touching novel so funny' Irish Independent Anna McPartlin believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. Her titles include Apart from The Crowd, So What If I'm Broken, The Truth Will Out, The Space Between Us and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.
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The Truth Will Out

Can she find herself again and, if she does, will it be too late for love? 'Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat.

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241952146

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'A touching story of friendship, courage and love ... we couldn't put it down' Closer Twice Harri tries to marry the love of her life. Twice she fails. Since there are only so many times she can leave her man standing at the altar, Harri loses him. On top of that, as she battles the panic attacks that have stopped her getting married, Harri discovers that everything she understood about her life is wrong. As the truth comes out, and the world she thought she knew crumbles around her, Harri struggles to pick up the pieces. Can she find herself again and, if she does, will it be too late for love? 'Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out' Chicklitreviews.com Combining Marian Keyes' ability to mix darkness and light, and adding a unique twist of her own, Anna McPartlin shot to the top of the Irish bestseller charts with her first novel, Pack Up The Moon. Anna believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet, also, often very funny. Her other titles include Apart from the Crowd, So What If I'm Broken, The Space Between Us and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.
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So What If I m Broken

So What If I'm Broken is Anna McPartlin at the height of her storytelling powers. Before her writing career took off Anna was, among other things, a stand-up comedian and a claims adjuster.

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241950166

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Fans of Marian Keyes and Jojo Moyes will love So What If I'm Broken, a heart-breaking and complex story of love and friendship from award-nominated author, Anna McPartlin. Once Jane and Alexandra were inseparable - sharing adventures, secrets and big dreams for the future. But when Jane got pregnant at seventeen, they drifted apart. Seventeen years later, Jane discovers Alexandra has disappeared and she sets about helping Alexandra's broken-hearted husband, Tom, to find his wife. But in searching for Alexandra Jane is about to confront some big questions about herself. Like, what happened to the high-spirited seventeen-year-old she once was? What will happen if she stops trying to control the world? And does love really mean letting people go? Two fractured people come together accidentally and in one another they find strength, friendship - and even the beginnings of hope ... 'Anna McPartlin can make you feel despair and sadness but she can also make you see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's quite an impressive feat. If you haven't already tried Anna McPartlin then you are definitely missing out. She is one of the finest writers around' Chicklitreviewsandnews.com 'Anna's warmth and humour shine through as she takes the reader on a journey through laughter and tears' U Magazine Anna McPartlin believes that even the darkest times have their lighter moments and she tells tales that are authentic, deeply emotional and yet often deeply funny. So What If I'm Broken is Anna McPartlin at the height of her storytelling powers. Before her writing career took off Anna was, among other things, a stand-up comedian and a claims adjuster. Her first novel Pack Up The Moon was shortlisted as Newcomer of the Year in the Irish Book Awards and her writing has gone from strength to strength ever since. Her other titles include Apart from the Crowd, The Truth Will Out, The Space Between Us and her latest, the Richard and Judy Book Club title, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes.
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Somewhere Inside of Happy

'And just like that my boy was gone.

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473508446

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'And just like that my boy was gone.' Maisie Bean is a fighter. A survivor. Seventeen years ago, she went on a first date that went so badly it was enough to put the girl off chips. The marriage that followed was hell but it gave her two children: funny, caring Jeremy and bullish but brilliant Valerie. Just as it seems everything might finally start going right, sixteen-year-old Jeremy goes missing. The police descend and a media storm swirls, over five days of searching that hurtle towards an inevitable, terrible conclusion. Maisie is facing another fight, and this time it’s the fight of her life. But she’s a survivor. Whatever the odds, she’ll never give in. From the bestselling author of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes comes this heart-breaking yet uproariously uplifting new novel about love, resilience and the life-changing power of hope.
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Below the Big Blue Sky

This huge-hearted novel is about grief, family, the messiness of life and finding humour in the most unexpected of places. Below the Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and fill you with joy.

Author: Anna McPartlin

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

ISBN: 9781838770815

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

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'Brilliant, funny and immensely moving' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything 'Well, that was a tearjerker! Anna McPartlin's Below the Big Blue Sky is a MORE than worthy follow-up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes' Marian Keyes *** There's no family quite like the Hayes, and yet they're just like any other - they love each other, they look out for each other and they drive each other mad. When their youngest, Rabbit, dies tragically at just forty, the Hayes are almost torn apart by their grief. Without her beloved mum, twelve-year-old Bunny is adrift; without Rabbit, there can be no Bunny. Her Granny is concerned when Bunny insists on being called by her real name, Juliet. Even surrounded by the noise and chaos of the Hayes, Juliet feels lost and alone. Meanwhile, Rabbit's sister Grace has something else on her mind. She's got the gene that made her sister ill, and she hasn't told anyone yet. All she can think about are the things she's always wanted to do, like fly a plane or climb a mountain, or watch her four children grow up. She doesn't know how to share the news that may break her family, but she knows she needs their support, now more than ever. Despite squabbling over what Rabbit will wear at the wake and their dad burying himself in the past with his diaries, the Hayes family know there's only one way they'll get through this: together. This huge-hearted novel is about grief, family, the messiness of life and finding humour in the most unexpected of places. Below the Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and fill you with joy. Look out for Anna McPartlin's new novel Waiting for the Miracle. ***What readers have been saying about Below the Big Blue Sky*** 'Equally heartbreaking and hilarious' 'You will laugh, you will cry and you will laugh while crying' 'A real, raw, beautiful depiction of life, love and loss' 'The story has us laughing, crying and on the edge of our seats' 'A beautiful story, beautifully written' 'You'll howl laughing and bawl crying, even on the same page' 'A truly wonderful read' 'It is OK to laugh while grieving' 'Fantastically funny and heartbreaking in equal measure' 'Big-hearted, amusing, compassionate, emotional' '#RememberRabbitHayes' 'Moving, heartbreaking and funny' 'I love, love, love the Hayes family' 'Desperately sad, hilariously funny and incredibly moving all at the same time'
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