The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
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Jojo Harvey is a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit and the most ferocious literary agent in town. A former NYPD cop, she now lives in London making million-dollar book deals while trying to make partner at her firm . . . all the while sleeping with the boss man.

Lily Wright is an author who believes in karma, and is waiting for the sky to fall after stealing her former best friend's man. Though her first book failed to sell, her life turns upside down when her most recent book becomes a huge bestseller.

Gemma Hogan is an event designer extraordinaire, but her personal life is nonexistent after losing the love of her life and her best friend in one fell swoop. To make matters worse, her father has just left her mother. While taking care of her mother, she e-mails a close colleague about her frustrations, who in turn forwards the hilarious e-mails to a famous literary agent named Jojo Harvey, who just happens to represent her former friend, now enemy, Lily Wright. . . .

Written in the charming and chatty voice that has become Marian Keyes's signature style, this hilarious and heartwarming novel proves there are three sides to every story . . . especially in the world of publishing!

 

About Marian Keyes

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Marian Keyes is the author of ten bestselling novels and two essay collections. She lives in Ireland with her husband and their two imaginary dogs.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 624 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes 647pp, £12.99, Michael Joseph Just in time for a long, hot summer, here comes another chart-topping blockbuster from publishing goddess Marian Keyes.

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Publishers Weekly

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This rambling, chatty audiobook draws listeners in slowly (sometimes painstakingly so) as it follows the lives of three dynamic women—jilted Gemma Hogan;

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Publishers Weekly

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Lily, in turn, is struggling with young motherhood, catastrophic finances and the paralyzing guilt of stealing her now-husband Anton from her former best friend, one Gemma Hogan.

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Book Reporter

Initially, as Keyes switches to JoJo just as we've become attached to Gemma, reader attention wavers --- but only for a moment, as JoJo may be Keyes's most fascinating character (in fact, Keyes has said that JoJo was the character she was originally planning to write a novel about): a voluptuous,...

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Suite 101

A modern version of Sense and Sensibility recreated in two Austen fans, sisters, who head to Bath and find themselves, love and one another.

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As the title suggests, the book takes a unconventional look at the other side of the story -- how a woman feels and deals with after having stolen her best friend's boyfriend, how selfishly and sometimes casually literary agents make career-making or breaking decisions for their authors...

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BookRack

She lives with the boyfriend and their baby in London and has written a book that’s become a best seller.And you guessed it- Jojo is her agent.However, without much money at hand ,she has gone ahead and bought a house that they can’t really afford.Add to this the guilt of having stolen Gemma...

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New Zealand Woman's Weekly

Review by Book Club member Luna Rushdi: This was my first Marian Keyes novel.

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