Angels (Hardcover)

By Marian Keyes

William Morrow, 9780060008024, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2002



Maggie has always been the white sheep of the Walsh family. Unlike her comically dysfunctional sisters, Rachel (heroine of Rachel's Holiday) and Claire (heroine of Watermelon), she married a decent man who adored her and found herself a solid career. Where Rachel was reckless and Claire dramatic, Maggie settled early for safety. Or so she believed -- until she discovers that her husband is having an affair and her boss is going to fire her. Suddenly, her perfectly organized life has become a perfect mess.Devastated, she decides the only thing to do is to run for the shelter of her best friend, Emily, who lives in Los Angeles. There, with the help of sunshine and long days at the beach, she will lick her wounds and decide where life will take her next.But from the moment she lands in the City of Angels, things are not quite what she expected. Overnight, she's mixing with movie stars, even pitching film scripts to studios. Most unexpectedly of all, she finds that just because her marriage is over, it doesn't mean her life is. In the end neither the City of Angels nor Maggie Walsh will ever be the same again.

Praise For Angels

“Genuinely funny, sharply observed and winning.”
-Publishers Weekly, Featured Interview

“Warm-hearted and hilarious.”
-Boston Herald

“A funny, good–hearted comic novel.”
-San Jose Mercury News

“Beguiling….A balmy, welcoming emotional climate.”
-Washington Post

“Wacky and wonderful...She imbues her charming stories about flawed yet feisty women with incredible warmth and wit.”

“Warm–hearted and hilarious.”
-Boston Herald

“A heavenly romp…Keyes entertains every inch of the way.”
-Associated Press

“A laugh–out–loud tour through the land of the broken hearts and fun shoes.”
-Kirkus Reviews