The Brightest Star in the Sky

The Brightest Star in the Sky

by Marian Keyes
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The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

International best-seller Marian Keyes, author of Sushi for Beginners, This Charming Man and the award-winning Anybody Out There, explores love, life and secrets in The Brightest Star in the Sky. 'June the first, a bright summer's evening, a Monday . . .' And into the busy, bustling homes at 66 Star Street slips, unseen, a mysterious visitor. As the couples, flatmates and repentant singletons of No 66 fall in and out of love, clutch at and drop secrets, laugh, cry and simply try to live, no one suspects the visitor patiently waiting in the wings. For soon, really very soon, everything is going to change . . . 'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express 'An expert storyteller who can make you roar with laughter one minute then sob into your pillow the next. The perfect book to cosy up with' Lorraine Kelly, Sun Marian Keyes is the author of the internationally best-selling Walsh sisters novels Watermelon, Angels, Rachel's Holiday, Anybody Out There - winner of the 2007 Popular Fiction prize - and now The Mystery of Mercy Close. She has also published two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410424037
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 771
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There and This Charming Man. Two collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available from Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.

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The Brightest Star in the Sky 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
BLUEEYEBE More than 1 year ago
A mysterious presence watches the cast of interesting characters who live in an apartment building in Dublin over the course of sixty one days. This lengthy book starts a delightful read about entangled relationships and changing lives. The spirit's narration is really enjoyable and adds a touch of humorous snarkiness. But the spirit keeps referring to a big change coming to one of the residents, providing an ominous foreshadowing that keeps the reader glued to the pages. And as it goes deeper into their memories and more is revealed about the character's lives, the reader becomes aware that the presence is waiting for something. This spirit has the ability to change at least one of their lives. I'm not really into fantasy, but it didn't take long to get me sucked in and stuck! I recommend!
VA-born More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I stayed up late night after night, took it where ever I went, just to get more reading done. It grabs your interest from page 1 and you get so involved with the characters and the direction of the plot, you have to know what happens next. A must read by one of my favorite authors. So human, so relatable, so interesting. Life is an amazing journey when written through the eyes of Marian Keyes!
GadgetJunkie More than 1 year ago
OMG there is actually another person on the planet who shares my very own twisted, bizarre sense of humor. If you are easily offended you might want to pass on this. I shared the trials and tribulations of the character who had a parent suffering from Alzheimer's disease. You may think there is nothing funny about it. However, people who have this illness do things that are incredibly funny. It is that very thing that saves the sanity of those of us who care for them. I too had siblings who refused to help. That is too bad because they missed all the fun my parent and I had during his last two years of life. I laughed at this book until I cried. I highly recommend it!
MIJul More than 1 year ago
It is a quick and easy read, not exactly a "can't put it down" story, but interesting enough to finish. I didn't see all that much very funny about it, but it had its moments. If you buy it on sale, it's worth reading and then pass it along to someone else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like any of her books, you will like this book. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good entertaining book to read. Her characters are always warm and funny and I haven't read a bad one yet. My favorite was Rachel's Holiday.
poosie More than 1 year ago
"The Brightest Star in the Sky" is about a group of neighbors who share a building. The story is about the way these strangers become connected by a series of events. The author has a wonderful way of revealing her characters slowly. Although there is a good deal of heartbreak in the book the reader feels empathy and affection for most of the people who are lovable and quirky. A good read!
mamaof3bugs More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for The Brightest Star in the Sky to be released here in the states so I ordered it a few months ago from the UK. I am glad I paid the super high shipping, it was well worth it!! I love Marian Keyes so I was expecting the best and I wasn't disappointed! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this book, it was a fun and entertaining read. I would highly reccommend it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and even though some crazy antics, a great lesson learned. Easy read, but more thought provoking than expected.
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JoMacall More than 1 year ago
After reading the revues, I ordered the book. I have never been so disappointed in a read in my life. It certainly didn't have the hilarious aspects that others promised. It was more boring than anything. Having said that, I leave it up to future readers to decided for themselves. I donated it to the local library.
GirlieMac More than 1 year ago
This book was somewhat boring with very flat characters. There is some kind of spirit present in an apartment house in Dublin. The spirit doesn't know who it is supposed to "belong to" so we follow the lives of a LOT of people, none of whom are terribly interesting. Too many characters and the ending was dumb. Keyes has definitely written better books.
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lisbarbre More than 1 year ago
The Brightest Star is another satisfying escape from Keyes. Star is populated by a quirky array of neighbors. Their lives begin to intermingle bringing changes to each. This offering from Keyes doesn't have as much of the Irish flair as other Keyes novels. It didn't makeme want to jump on a plane to Dublin. But I get invested in the lives of the characters, even those who turned out to be less likeable. If you have read other Keyes' novels, and you enjoyed them, I would recommend The Brightest Star.