Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes
While Sushi for Beginners often addresses serious issues such as depression, anorexia, and betrayal, Keyes manages to keep the reader laughing. Lisa Edwards is obsessed with control, ambitious, perfectionist, disappointed with her assignment as editor of a starting magazine. Colleen struggles with what she thinks she should be as opposed to how she feels when she’s alone. Ashling Kennedy, Assistant Editor of Colleen, is organized, responsible, prepared to take care of everyone earning her the nickname “Miss Fix It” must learn how to take care of herself as well as let others take care of her. Clodagh Kelly is Ashling’s best friend as well as unhappy mother and wife who looks for fulfillment by redecorating her home constantly, must come to terms with her unhappiness as well as the unhappiness she inflicts on others as she searches for new ways to find fulfillment. Keyes keeps the reader amused as she leads you through each character’s romances, friendships, internal struggles, disappointments, successes, and life changes.