"A novel that is warm and witty, but never afraid to tackle the big stuff." --Elizabeth Day, bestselling author of How to Fail "Marian Keyes's gift for storytelling is utterly magnificent. I feel like I've met every single character in this book. I may even be a character in this book. Nobody nails chaotic families like Marian." --Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Unravelling Oliver "Over the past 20 years, Marian Keyes has built a reputation for breezy fiction that also tackles difficult and, at times, controversial subjects, and Grown Ups is no exception. . . . Keyes's literary skill lies in taking themes that in different hands might be rendered portentous or oppressive and making them accessible. Grown Ups is a warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining portrayal of how families behave; of our tendency to idealise the notion of extended family gatherings, and of the love and tolerance required to sustain our closest relationships." --The Guardian Praise for the books of Marian Keyes: "Keyes is the real thing." --The Globe and Mail "Mercilessly funny." --The Times (UK) "Clever, hilarious, poignant. . . . Gloriously funny." --Sunday Times "Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down." --Daily Mail "Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold." --Cosmopolitan "Full of brilliantly funny characters, genuine emotion and heaps of charm." --Heat "Keyes is an international treasure. The ultimate choice for a binge read." --Stylist "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 "Fabulously entertaining. The queen of intelligent women's fiction." --Sunday Mirror "Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best." --Red "Keyes writes about women who are absolutely themselves, even when society tries to insist they are something else." --Irish Times "Glorious, life-affirming." --Woman & Home "Keyes writes extremely well about modern women. Candid and deeply felt." --Metro
ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING A GROWN UP? WHY NOT ESCAPE IT ALL WITH MARIAN KEYES' BRAND NEW NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' GRAHAM NORTON
'It's SUCH a treat. I felt like I was reading the cleverest cream cake of words' CAITLIN MORAN
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?
'Comic, convincing and true. Grown Ups has an almost Austenesque insight into character. Keyes knows how to make serious issues relatable - and get a few grownup laughs, too' THE GUARDIAN
'Hilarious, alternately heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved everything about it' DAILY MAIL
'Superb. Warm-hearted, wise and highly entertaining' OBSERVER
'Keyes at her best: capturing everyday voices with humour and empathy with writing that you'll devour in a weekend. Just pure and simple joy' STYLIST
'I loved every word. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come' LIANE MORIARTY, bestselling author of Big Little Lies
'Messy, tangled complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort our lives out at all' JOJO MOYES, bestselling author of Me Before You
'Her best yet. Charming, funny and poignant, but also profound, heartbreaking' NINA STIBBE, bestselling author of Reasons to be Cheerful
'Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching' NIGELLA LAWSON
'A novel that is warm and witty but never afraid to tackle the big stuff' ELIZABETH DAY, bestselling author of HOW TO FAIL
'Funny & thoughtful and such brilliantly drawn characters that I am genuinely bereft my time with them is over' HANNAH BECKERMAN, bestselling author of If Only I Could Tell You
'She's only gone and done it again! Brilliant as ever' JANE FALLON, bestselling author of Tell Me A Secret
'Marian Keyes manages to wrap family dynamics, female angst, good jokes and serious stuff into a really appealing form' WOMAN'S OWN MAGAZINE