Rachel's Holiday

by Marian Keyes | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 014102447x Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 5/21/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 21, 2011
Until everything goes pearshaped and she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged. Surely she's not thin enough to be an addict? But on the bright side, she's heard that rehab places are wall-to-wall jucuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey. Besides, it's about time she had a little holiday.

Rachel isn't expecting plump, middle-aged men in brown jumpers, and more group therapy than you can shake a stick at. That - alarmingly - she seems to be expected to join in with. Who cares for introspection when all there is to look at is damaged and broken?

Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he's worth.

Rachel is airlifted from addiction to the unfamiliar terrain of adulthood, via a love story or two, in a novel by turns poignant, powerful and seriously funny.

Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 05, 2011
I am sending this out as a bookray. The last person if free to release as they wish.

1. AceofHearts - Canada (Intl)
2. Diane-Fraser - UK
3. Shahrun - UK (Intl)
4. Canadian-babe - Italy (EU)
5. zinat1 - Germany (Intl)

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 15, 2011
received in the mail while I was in CA on vacation

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 24, 2011
Rachel has had an accidental overdose of drugs. She finds herself in the hospital and then railroaded by her family, friends and boyfriend into The Cloisters for a two month rehab program. Rachel doesn't think she abuses drugs but she needs a holiday and will love the jacuzzi,gym and pampering you get at these places. NOT

Rachel soon discovers she is in for some serious therapy with a therapist who has been there and knows the steps the addict goes through. The Cloisters is not full of 'beautiful' people and further they expect Rachel to do some work. Hello, reality.

Marian Keyes has written a novel about addiction from the viewpoint of the abuser. The reader at first wonders if Rachel is really an addict and then slowly realizes as Rachel does the extent of the addiction. Keyes has done a masterful job at this. Also Keyes interjects some humour which makes this an entertaining read

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mailed today to Diane-Fraser. Enjoy!!

Journal Entry 6 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Monday, August 15, 2011
Thank you - book is now with me :)

ETA 5.11.11 Sorry I have hung on to this book a bit longer than planned - it went on holiday with me in September but didn't make it to the top of the huge pile of books I had taken. Well it at least got some more travelling around Northern Spain :0)

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, as always when I read Marian Keyes. Thanks for the opportunity to come back to this author, I tend to get in to too many thrillers so this was a lovely change - well done to WBN for making me aware of this book too.

Journal Entry 7 by wingDiane-Fraserwing at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, November 04, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (11/4/2011 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom


posting to shahrun today.


Journal Entry 8 by Shahrun at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, November 11, 2011
Got this in the post this morning. Thank you so much to LauraLoo29 for orgainzing this 'Ray and Diane-Fraser for forwarding it on to me (with a really cool bookmark!). I will get it read and on to the next reader ASAP!

Journal Entry 9 by Shahrun at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I found this a very interesting look at people suffering from addictions. I enjoyed discovering new things about Rachel, whilst she was also learning them, as the book progressed. I also really loved thie 'Irishness' of the book (the language used and manerisms etc).

I'm in New Zealand at the moment, but will post this off to continue the 'Ray in (less than) 2 weeks when I'm back in England!

Journal Entry 10 by Shahrun at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (12/6/2011 UTC) at Elephant & Castle, Greater London United Kingdom


Sorry for the delay in forwarding this on. I have packed it ready to post as soon as I go past a post office! Hope Canadian-Babe enjoys it. Happy adventures little book.

Journal Entry 11 by Canadian-babe at Montepulciano, Toscana Italy on Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thanks Shahrun for forwarding this on to me. I'm a little busy now with the holidays and all and I've just started a book in Private Collection. As soon as I'm finished reading it, I'll start with Rachel's Holiday and send it off to zinat1 in Germany.
Thanks lauraloo29 for organising and Happy Holidays to everyone! :)

Journal Entry 12 by Canadian-babe at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/25/2012 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases


Unfortunately, with so many things happening in my life right now, I just wasn't able to get to the read the book. So I'll be passing it on to the next BCer in line. Thanks lauraloo for sharing!

13 june: I found the package in my mail while I was away in Montreal. I had sent it off to zinat1 in February but came back as unclaimed. I'll try to contact her again to see if she still wants to read the book. If no response it'll go on my AVL shelf for someone who really wants to read it.

Released 3 yrs ago (12/5/2015 UTC) at -- Somewhere in Montreal / Quelque part à Montréal in Montréal, Québec Canada


Out and about in Montreal. This is a free book. Have fun reading it and write what you thought about it here and pass it on to someone else. Happy reading !!

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