WELCOME TO NORTH AMERICA!: Marian Keyes has never been simultaneously published by the same publisher in North America—until now. Doubleday Canada is proud to publish Grown Ups in both the US (as a hardcover) and Canada (as a paperback) next summer. We will support both publications with a strong sales and marketing strategy—including an author tour.
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR: With 6.5 million copies of her books sold in the UK, and worldwide sales exceeding 30 million, Marian Keyes is not only one of the UK’s best-loved and most successful writers, but an international superstar.
BESTSELLER TRACK: Marian’s last novel, The Break, was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller and has sold over 450K in the UK. We are set up nicely for this wonderful new book.
MEET THE CASEYS: In Grown Ups, Marian introduces readers to the Caseys—a picture-perfect family whose secrets are about to come spilling out. It’s trademark Marian Keyes: hilarious, deeply heartfelt and witty.
A NEW CLASSIC: Marian Keyes is the queen of contemporary fiction, and Grown Ups will delight her fans and new readers.
EARLY UK PUBLICATION: Michael Joseph will publish Grown Ups in February 2020.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION
“I loved every word of Grown Ups. I will be missing those gorgeous vibrant characters for many weeks to come. There should be a word to describe the sadness and satisfaction you feel when you read the last page of a Marian Keyes novel: the ending is perfect but you still want more, more, more.” —Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of Big Little Lies
“Messy, tangled, complex humans who reminded me that few of us ever really sort out our lives at all.” —Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You
“Sensitive, funny, wonderful, immensely touching.” —Nigella Lawson
“I LOVED Grown Ups so much. It’s SUCH a treat. I felt like I was rolling in PURE JOY throughout.” —Caitlin Moran, bestselling author of How to Build a Girl
“She’s only gone and done it again! I love Marian Keyes’s books with a passion, and now she’s got a fabulous new one on the way! Brilliant as ever.” —Jane Fallon, bestselling author of Tell Me a Secret
“This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It’s tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you’re done. I put it down and felt bereft.” —Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare
“It is charming, funny and poignant. But also profound, heartbreaking. If you already love Marian, this is her best yet. If you haven’t read her, this is the one.” —Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Reasons to Be Cheerful
“THIS BOOK. Reader, I LOVED it. Funny and thoughtful, and such brilliantly drawn characters I am genuinely bereft that my time with them is over.” —Hannah Beckerman, bestselling author of If Only I Could Tell You
“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
“Beautifully drawing an extended family that’s beset by rubbish parents (each of the brothers struggles with the legacy of their critical mum and dad), complex behaviours (overspending, cheating, bulimia) and the natural disorder that comes with being each other’s nearest and dearest, this is 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
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
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