Reader Meet Writer: Marian Keyes Virtual Event

Our Reader Meet Writer Virtual Events series is back and we've got a bunch of great authors on tap for July! First up is author Marian Keyes who will be discussing her latest book Grown Ups! Marian is one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time. Her books have been bestsllers around the world and have won the British Book Awards award for popular fiction, the inaugural Melissa Nathan Prize for Comedy Romance and the Irish Book Award for popular fiction. Her novels, though laugh out loud funny, explore serious themes like addiction, domestic abuse, grief, and depression with compassion and hope.They are great choices for book clubs. Grown Ups tackles eating disorders, compulsive spending, infidelity, and more, in a narrative that moves quickly, is impossible to put down, and completely satisfies. I fell in love with the characters, cheered them on as they struggled to overcome challenges, and hope they reappear in future books. Graham Norton praises Grown Ups, "So enjoyed this! Magnificently messy lives, brilliantly untangled. Funny, tender, and completely absorbing!." She's coming to us from Ireland! 

Grown  Ups: 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 . . . Still, everything manages to stay under control--that is, until Ed's wife, Cara, gets a concussion and can't keep her thoughts or opinions to herself. One careless remark at Johnny's birthday party, with the entire family present, and Cara starts spilling all their secrets. As everything unravels, each of the adults finds themselves wondering if it's--finally--the time to grow up.

TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT.. purchase a copy of Marian's new book, Grown Ups, below and you will automatically be added to the attendee list. You may also reserve a spot by emailing us at and a Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the event. Thank you for supporting authors and bookstores! Enjoy the event and look for more opportunities this month to connect with authors Silas House, Kristin Harmel, Jill McCorkle and more!


Event date: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
103 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954
Grown Ups Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385695886
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday Canada - June 30th, 2020