The Woman Who Stole My Life

The Woman Who Stole My Life

Book - 2015
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Surviving an illness that kept her hospitalized for months, Stella Sweeney discovers that a successful book has been published about her case that compels her to relocate to New York and pursue a career as a self-help memoirist.
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780525429258
Branch Call Number: FIC KEYES, MARIAN
Characteristics: 451 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 08, 2016

I was disappointed with this book. It started off well and had a very interesting story line about her paralysis and how she communicated by blinking her eyes. But the language was very crude and the sex explicit. I could not finish the book and wont be getting any more of Marian Keyes books out.

Jan 25, 2016

Good book, I was very intrigued by the story. I must read her other novels.

madison382 Jul 25, 2015

I like Marian Keyes, but this is not one of her better books.

Jun 17, 2015

Great book with good characters. Not quite as good as some of her other novels - but still a good read.

May 08, 2015

This is my first, and probably my last, Marian Keyes book. I had no preconceived notions about her work and so began with interest and enthusiasm to read about a woman struck with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This condition left beautician, housewife and mother Stella Sweeney on life support machines able to move nothing but her eyelids. She bonds with her neurologist and slowly recovers, divorces her husband, writes a book, and life goes downhill again. The writing is reminiscent of Sophie Kinsella but without the consistency - probably because this is not fluff stuff but is being handled in a lighter chic-lit fashion. No fault there but just not for me. The book is 530 pages but I got through it to the end in three days, or about eight hours straight reading. Probably a good summer beach read whose sheer bulk will impress any observer.

Mar 16, 2015

"The book that stole my life..." is how I decided to start my mini review. This book is amazing. I have no idea how I ended up loving it but I did. The beginning is a bit confusing so don't worry if it is to you. I began off confused and it gets clear quickly, and after you can't stop reading. To be honest, I was never a huge fan of dysfunctional families, because most times it causes us to hate one of the couples for doing something terrible. However, despite this story is a bit like that, it's hard (or impossible actually) for you to hate it. It's amazing because I began falling in love with Dr. Taylor myself! His character is the last person you'd hate. He's caring and kindness captures your heart slowly! Can't believe I ought to admit, but I feel I might marry a fictional character one day. (Just kidding) but it is really good! A very sweet story and I do however feel terrible about what happen to Stella's family however, falling apart must have been incredibly difficult. Aside from that, everything else was pretty good. It's a must read! I enjoyed it a lot. The story kept me up and I'm very pleased to say I'll definitely be reading more of Keyes' book in the future. A very excited fan here! I'm totally ready to explore more of her books. A must read!

Leosrme Jan 15, 2015

This is the second book of Marian's that I have read. The first one, a long time ago. I had forgotten how wonderfully she writes. The Woman Who Stole My Life had me laughing and moved alternately. This is a great story and I loved every second of it. I felt quite sad when the book was finished. I am now looking to read some more of her stories.


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