Watermelon by Marian Keyes

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February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me...I can only assume the two events weren't entirely unrelated.

Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at.

She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.


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. 432 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Wandering around her childhood home in her mother's old nightgowns, a vodka bottle in one hand and the bawling Kate in the other, Claire tries to banish images of the frolicking James and his ""other woman."" Her two younger sisters prove to be a comfort--sweet Anna, a hippie drug-dealer, loans C...

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Claire Webster, heroine of this breezy Irish bestseller, thinks hubby James is the man of her dreams until he ditches her for an older woman (Claire herself is 29) two hours after their daughter is born.

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When she returns home that night and informs her parents that she's been "having sex with Adam," they tell her her James has flown in to see her.

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(CNN) -- Claire, 29, has just given birth to her first child when her husband visits her in the recovery room to tell her that he is leaving her for a slightly older woman who lives in their London apartment building.

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