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The brightest star in the sky / Marian Keyes.

By: Keyes, Marian [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Waterville, Me. ; Bath, England : Thorndike : Windsor/Paragon, 2010, c2009Edition: Large print ed.Description: 769 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781410424037; 9781408486092 ; 9781408486108 .Subject(s): Apartment dwellers -- Ireland -- Dublin -- Fiction | Dublin (Ireland) -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Chick lit. | Large type books. | Domestic fiction.
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Large Print KEYE (Browse shelf) Available I2118675
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Large Print KEY (Browse shelf) 1 Available A00672839
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The lives of seven Dublin neighbors become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit pays a visit to their town house with the intent of changing at least one of them. But whose life will be transformed? Newlyweds Matt and Maeve, facing the first obstacle in their romance; Lydia, the brassy cabbie with a passion for her flatmate; Katie, the just-turned-forty PR executive; or the eldest resident, Jemima, currently playing hostess to her son Fionn?

Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 2009.

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Library Journal Review

This appealing novel by the author of This Charming Man explores the lives and loves of the residents of a Dublin town house by way of a wandering spirit. At its heart are relationships, romantic and familial, and the multigenerational characters have their own individual quirks. Watching each of them grow, change, and love through the eyes of an innocent yet determined spirit makes for some very entertaining reading. The resolution is neat but not pat, and the real reason for the spirit's visit to 66 Star Street makes for a sweet twist at the end. Verdict Much has been said about the "new generation" of chick lit, but Keyes has been writing thoughtful novels about women's lives for years. She isn't afraid to tackle thorny subjects, but her appealing, relatable characters and gentle humor keep the tone light. Readers who enjoy intelligent, humorous women's fiction (a la Jennifer Weiner) should give Keyes a try. [See Prepub Alert, p. 41.]-Nanette Donohue, Champaign P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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