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Subject: Marian Keyes.....
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 5:14 PM ET
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Does anyone know the order ( or which books are considered part) of the Walsh series by Marian Keyes?

Date Posted: 9/21/2007 5:35 PM ET
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According to Fantastic Fiction this is the Walsh series in order of date published.

Walsh Family
1. Watermelon (1995)
2. Rachel's Holiday (1998)
3. Angels (2001)
4. Anybody Out There? (2006

Date Posted: 9/21/2007 6:37 PM ET
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Thank you!!!!!
Date Posted: 9/21/2007 10:05 PM ET
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Do you have to read them in order?

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 12:23 AM ET
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LOL, I think that would depend on who you are with that one. I, myself, would have to read them in order (just an issue with me) but I don't think one does with these from what I have read about them. I haven't read them yet but have a couple of them in the tbr pile. I could be wrong though.

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 11:57 PM ET
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ARe these considered fu nny or more 'serious'? I have some of these..think the first 3 but usually like something funny or at least know what to expect.

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 12:22 AM ET
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To be honest, I haven't read any of the books in this family although I have 3 of the 4. I had one friend start reading Watermelon and she had to quit it. She said it was too depressing for her as she had a family memember in a similar situation. The one Marian Keys book I read, Sushi for Beginners was funny and a great book. I will have to read Watermelon soon to see what she was talking about. Sorry I'm not more help.
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:43 AM ET
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Susanna they are alittle of both.  They deal with serious issues but done in a funny way.  The books are really good, and I would recommend all of them.  Also they don't have to be read in order in my opinion.  The first book I read was Rachel's Holiday which is actually the second book out about the Walsh family.

Melissa

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:57 AM ET
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thanks!

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 10:31 PM ET
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I read the first one and am getting ready to read the second one. I agree with the "a little of both" when it comes to funny and serious. VERY good books - great family! I was attached to all the Walsh family within the first 100 pages! :)

Date Posted: 9/28/2007 7:30 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/7/2007 1:16 PM ET
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I've never read a Marian Keyes book. If I decide to, which one should I read of hers first?

Date Posted: 11/19/2007 9:01 AM ET
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I just read SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS JENNIFER, it was my first of hers, and very good.

 

Date Posted: 11/20/2007 6:38 PM ET
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I'm almost half way through Sushi For Beginners. It's my first by Keyes also.

Date Posted: 11/20/2007 8:16 PM ET
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Jennifer - I recommend starting with the Walsh sisters' books first. Watermelon is the first in the series, then Rachel's Holiday followed by Angels, which I have on my shelf, and the last is Anybody out There?  They're really good. All of hers are good though.