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I liked the opening concept that Keyes begins with in The Break. The marriage between Amy and Hugh is in crisis and the proposal for husband Hugh to take a break from life in general was a radical one. It is also the prime reason why I stuck with this book. I just had to know if this couple would eventually come back to one another and if Hugh would honour his promise by returning to Amy. The suggestion of a break in a seventeen year long marriage was an curly one. The scenario is tough one and it is a situation that Keyes explores well.




The Break Marian Keyes



The Break and Grown Ups By Marian Keyes 2 Books Collection Set:The Break:Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her.He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together.Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him.But when does a break become a break-up? A lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge.Grown Ups [Hardcover]:They're a glamorous family, the Caseys.Johnny Casey, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together - birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, weekends away. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on it.Under the surface, though, conditions are murkier. While some people clash, other people like each other far too much . . .Everything stays under control until Ed's wife Cara gets concussion and can't keep her thoughts to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, starts Cara spilling out all their secrets.In the subsequent unravelling, every one of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's time - finally - to grow up?


At 44 Amy O'Connell thinks she's seen, heard or done it all. Until her husband Hugh announces he needs a break - from her. He is going backpacking for six months round Asia where he can do what he wants - and this is the scary bit - with anyone he wants.


Amy's husband Hugh has run away to 'find himself'. But will he ever come back? 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?'If only.


The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.''A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it. Yes, it's a mid-life crisis, but let's be clear: a break isn't a break up - yet . . . However, for Amy it's enough to send her - along with her extended family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers - teetering over the edge.For a lot can happen in six-months. When Hugh returns if he returns, will he be the same man she married? And will Amy be the same woman?Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then isn't she? The Break isn't a story about falling in love but about staying in love. It is Marian Keyes at her funniest, wisest and brilliant best. About the AuthorMarian Keyes was born in Limerick in 1963, and brought up in Cavan, Cork, Galway and Dublin. She studied law and accountancy before turning to writing. Her first novel Watermelon was published in Ireland in 1995, where it was an immediate, runaway success. Marian Keyes is now one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time and is published in thirty nine different languages. She lives in Dún Laoghaire with her husband Tony.


In a piece for The Weekend Australian Magazine, Keyes has revealed how she considered whether she and her own husband Tony Baines needed a mid-life break from their marriage. They had married when Keyes, now 54, was 30, and Baines had become her assistant after her writing career took off.


In a piece for The Weekend Australian Magazine, Keyes has revealed how she considered whether she and her own husband Tony Baines needed\u00A0a mid-life break from their marriage. They had married when Keyes, now 54, was 30, and Baines had become her assistant after her writing career took off.


\u201CThese people love their partner and ultimately want to stay with them. But if they\u2019re 45, say, and looking down the barrel of another half-century before they peg it, they\u2019re starting to want \u2018a break\u2019,\u201D she writes for the magazine. \u201CSome breaks involve something sexually benign, like going travelling. Other people want a period to behave as if they\u2019re single again.\u201D


Maggie Walsh is the sensible one in her family until she leaves her husband Garv and heads to LA. She moves in with best friend Emily, a screenwriter still waiting for her big break. With a former boyfriend in town and a cute American to lust after, Maggie tries to discover what she really wants from life. Then her parents and two of her sisters arrive in town, and her past confronts her.


Amy is a 44 year-old wife, mother and PR professional managing an array of clients in Ireland and the UK. Juggling family life with the pressures of her job and financial constraints, life can sometimes be full on and hectic for Amy. However when Hugh, her husband of 17 years suddenly announces that he wants to go on a break for six months back packing around South East Asia, her life is turned upside down. That break means no contact with Amy and sex with other women.


What follows is the emotional fall out Amy experiences as she attempts to come to terms with the separation and the realisation that she is on a break too. Also hard for Amy to come to terms with is the everyday logistics of that separation: 350c69d7ab


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