The Year of Her Life
By Liz Ryan
A moving portrait of female friends and how they changed from the highly-acclaimed Irish journalist whose novels of life in Ireland speak for a generation.
Lauren Kilroy and Saiv Lovett have been best friends since one was a college dropout while the other headed the class. A decade later, Lauren is a high-flying advertising executive while Saiv is a shy philosophy professor, and still, each is the first person the other turns to for help.
And now, Lauren needs her friend. Her hectic life includes parties every night, an apartment in trendy Temple Bar - and being the mistress of a high-profile judge who has given her what could be a fatal disease.
Faced with the illness but refusing to confront it, Lauren contacts Saiv and talks her into into flying off to Italy, where a new world opens up for them both. While Lauren begins to re-think her busy, superficial, money-mad life and make the most of every moment, Saiv finds her own life changing along with Lauren's.
'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times
Liz Ryan has been a journalist with the Dublin Independent and Herald for many years, and a regular contributor to many magazines and radio programmes.
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- Publication date:
07 Mar 2002
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Hodder & Stoughton
The Year of Her Life explodes with colour, delicious personal politics and razor sharp wit — The Sunday World on THE YEAR OF HER LIFE
'Characters are good, well rounded, imaginable people...One More Chance is about feelings, friendships and dreams. It's an enjoyable read.' Sunday Independent on One More Chance — .
'Liz Ryan is smart and funny and she writes well.' Irish Times
A moving portrait of the true power of friendship...Ryan is worth the read — Sunday Independent (Iraland?) on THE YEAR OF HER L
A touching story of true female friendship. Wise, intelligent and enjoyable . . . the book has a tremendous feel-good factor. — Dublin Evening Herald
'Look out Maeve Binchy, Liz Ryan has you in her sights.' Liverpool Echo
'Liz Ryan is fast becoming a household name . . . a witty and light read. Like a perfect beach book.' Irish Tatler on A Year of Her Life — .
'Liz Ryan's language and style is as fresh as the French landscape and the action whips along with all the verve we have come to expect from the journalist. It's a scintillating helping of fiction to savour on these dark winter nights.' Ireland on Sunday on One More Chance