The Brightest Star in the Sky

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Large Print - 2010
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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?
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike/Windsor/Paragon, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9781410424037
1410424030
Branch Call Number: LP KEYE
Characteristics: 771 p. ; 23 cm

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PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Leah: This author always delivers a twist in the end of her books. This one was a surprise for me. Set in Ireland.

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SusanAndrews
May 11, 2015

I really enjoyed this book, it was very quirky but in the end, it was a great twist.

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LFPKalee
Nov 20, 2014

I began to read Marian Keyes as a "comfort" author, a read-alike for Maeve Binchy, and her other titles have filled this niche for me. This book, however, is in another class altogether. The quirky, well-developed Irish characters have their hilarious moments, but there are much deeper themes here. Passages to sob over, to laugh at aloud, and to ruminate over long after the book is finished.

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carlastephenson
Jun 05, 2014

This book started out as a guardian angel sent to earth to watch over a tenant in an apt building, but quickly became a narrative of the tenants on the first floor, the angels' viewpoint and character entirely forgotten. if you are looking for a light summer read, this is it.

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scorpio21
Apr 15, 2011

Although I completed this book I can't say I really enjoyed it.A couple of comments I had read from previous readers said this was a funny story.I can't say I agree with them.

kpalichuk Nov 17, 2009

I was sooo happy to see this one come in! 612 pages, and I read it in 4 days. Keyes really does deal with some pretty serious topics in her novels - and she does that here too - but she hasn't lost her deft touch with humour. I had to stop myself from leaping to the end, because I just wanted to know what happens to the characters.

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