Rachel's Holiday

Rachel's Holiday

by Marian Keyes
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Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

The fast lane is much too slow for Rachel Walsh. And Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel's love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room. It will also cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores.

When her loving family hustles her back home and checks her into Ireland's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic, Rachel is hopeful. Perhaps it will be lovely—spa treatments, celebrities, that kind of thing. Instead, she finds a lot of group therapy, which leads her, against her will, to some important self-knowledge. She will also find something that all women like herself fear: a man who might actually be good for her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060090388
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 519,556
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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.

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Rachel's Holiday 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
denise_twilight More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at B&N one day and I decided to give it a try. I haven't read anything by Marian Keyes so I didn't know what to expect. I like how the author mixed what was happening to rachel in real life in rehab with flashes of how she used to be and to certain episodes in her younger life that in some way pushed her into her addiction habit. I'll probably read another book by marian keyes. It's a funny story dealing with the seriousness of having a drug problem. I recommend it to everyone who still wants a book that makes you smile once you turn the last page.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
So what if your family thinks you have a small problem with drugs and booze? You know it's not true. Of course if they are willing to send you away to a plush rehab center, where you will rub elbows with movie stars and spend time in the sauna, go for it. Sometimes, things don't turn out the way you think they will.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that I keep and reread about once a year. Making drug addiction funny could not have been an easy task, but Keyes manages it. I think anyone who has a hard time reading the book because of Rachel's self-pitying and denial must never have been around anyone with an addiction. That's how they act! Keyes was able to put a very personal and real touch on this book because she herself went through addiction and recovery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keyes takes us through a great journey about addiction. Rachel's family will be recognized by most and helps to understand how growing up in the same family can result in creating so many different people. Rehab is not easy and is really for the whole family since we all exist for better or worse through them. A great story with lots of forgiveness to help be the best person we can be.
Melanie Chen More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books ever! I love Marian Keyes!
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I recently discovered Marion Keyes when I picked up her newest book (The Brightest Star in the Sky) in a bookstore in Dublin. I loved her voice and her writing style, so I wanted to read more of her books. I chose Rachel's Holiday because of its great reviews. At first, it seemed like it was going to be a ilght, funny story about a quirky girl who was being sent to a rehab center even though she wasn't a drug addict. As the story progressed, it became apparent that she actually WAS a drug addict, and the story was about her rehab experience. I was disappointed because I wasn't looking for something so serious, but I kept reading. Marion Keyes is such a gifted writer that she was able to make a serious story funny and genuine at the same time. Her characters are so real that you feel like you actually know them. This book made me laugh out loud and cry at parts. It's one of those books that you keep thinking about long after you finished reading it.
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Patricia Pinkham More than 1 year ago
Amazing how such a serious topic can be addressed in such a light hearted manner and yet hit all the stages of grappling with addiction! Realistic emotions throughout... but never so deep as to lose the entertainment value!
Rhesus-Pieces More than 1 year ago
One of the things I love most about Marian Keyes' novels is her incredible skill at bringing her characters to life. By the end of her books, you really feel that these are people you know. In this story, I particularly enjoyed her rich development of the main character, Rachel. She's extremely unsympathetic at the beginning, but Keyes gradually peels back the layers of her history and personality to reveal a human being about whom you sincerely care.
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Amanda Garrett More than 1 year ago
I have read many Marian Keyes books, but Rachel is my favorite character of all. Keyes writes with such a great sense of humor, even when the issues are serious. I love all the books she has written about the Walsh sisters. I would also reccomend the book 'Watermelon', 'Angels', and 'Anybody Out There ' all written by this author.
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