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Three Wishes [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Liane Moriarty
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Book Description

5 Nov 2004
It happens sometimes that you accidentally star in a little public performance, your very own comedy, tragedy or melodrama.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; 1 edition (5 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330427164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330427166
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 12.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The three Kettle sisters have been accidentally starring in public performances all their lives, affecting their audiences in more ways than they'll ever know. This time, however, they give a particularly spectacular show when a raucous, champagne-soaked birthday dinner ends in a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital. So who started it this time? Was it Cat: full of angry, hurt passion dating back to the 'Night of the Spaghetti'? Was it Lyn: serenely successful, at least on the outside? Or was it Gemma: quirky, dreamy and unable to keep a secret, except for the most important one of all? Whoever the culprit, their lives will have all changed dramatically before the next inevitable clash of shared genes and shared childhoods

About the Author

Liane Moriarty grew up in Sydney and is the eldest of six children. She is a freelance advertising copywriter and has written everything from websites to TV commericals. Her younger sister, Jaclyn Moriarty is the author of FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA (Pan Children's books). Liane Moriarty lives by the sea with her partner, Eric. She is currently writing her second novel.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 4 May 2005
By Liz
Once I picked up this book I could not put it down, I was so desperate to find out more about the wonderful characters in the story. It is modern, funny and easy going and I did not want the book to finish!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating! 31 May 2007
I found this story deeply moving, enjoyable and entertaining. The author is extremely talented and perceptive and has a knack for portraying the intricacies and subtleties of modern relationships, between friends, family and lovers, with humour, compassion, and realism, without ever getting too corny or cliched, like so many other authors in the "chick-lit" genre - in fact, it does this book a disservice to even classify it as chick-lit, because in my opinion it stands head and shoulders above all other such books. After I finished the book, I really missed reading about the characters and their lives, and even now I find myself thinking about them and hoping that they're all ok! Quite simply one of the most enjoyable, emotional and well-written books I have read for a long time, along with "The Last Anniversary" by the same author, which is just as brilliant.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A compelling read 3 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Three wishes is a compelling read that will have you gripped from the word go. Moriarty sucks you in, and you feel as though you are part of the kettle family, sharing their laughs and their tears. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Sketcha
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I liked this novel and now I can remember why I wanted to read another after 'What Alice Forgot!' The characters were well developed and the pace was good. Chapters varied with emails between the sisters and other character perspectives from people whom only saw them once, such as an elderly lady thinking one of them was still young and beautiful. I found it very interesting from the start with the way the waitress and other customers at the restaurant gave their individual accounts of the event, showing Moriarty's ability to adapt to many different voices. Also, each sister is different and Liane Moriarty's take on triplets is believeable. I found it realistic (slightly infuriating for Cat, the character who stays with her husband). I would suggest others read this, and I am looking forward to reading her next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 30 Jun 2014
I loved this book, in fact, I've read every one the author has written. Great style, characters that come to life, story lines that will keep you hooked.

Liane, please write more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous 12 Jun 2014
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This is the best book I have read for ages. It is fun and has some moving moments too. If you like Marian Keyes you will love Liane Moriarty. This is a great story and I would recommend it. It is easy to get into and had me staying up late into the night / early morning to try and finish it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great condition 7 April 2014
By L B
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all pages look good, very pleased with condition. Just need to read it now. Im sure it will be good, I love Liane Moriarty
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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish... 21 Mar 2014
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...I hadn't read this so quickly! Liane Moriarty has become one of my favourite authors. Since reading 'The Husband's Tale' I've been racing through her back catalogue, and 'Three Wishes' is an absolute gem. The strength of Liane's writing really lifts the book out of the ordinary, and I couldn't get enough of the Kettle triplets! There's plenty of humour throughout, overlaying tough issues that are dealt with skilfully and sensitively, and I'm desperate for the author's next book now!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
really good read
Published 8 days ago by Pat F.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you've never read Liane Moriarty, nows the time!
Liane Moriarty, explores the relationship between three sisters, who happen to be triplets! interesting family dynamics, Brilliant book
Recommended read
Published 6 months ago by SandyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
Another great narrative by this delightful author. She engages the reader with her wit and insight of being a sister through thick and thin.
Published 7 months ago by Teresa Thornton
5.0 out of 5 stars three wishes
arrived on time, in good condition as described, just need the time now to put my feet up and read it
Published 8 months ago by Mr. D. Mcmahon
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
I was new to Liane Moriarty but have now bought - and thoroughly enjoyed - all her books. I would definately recommend this.
Published 9 months ago by Jenny K
5.0 out of 5 stars laugh out loud
this is a book I buy for my friends if they need cheering up. real laugh out loud moments. loved it loads.
Published on 8 April 2012 by too young for a book club?
5.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable
Three Wishes is the first novel by Australian writer, Liane Moriarty. It is the story of the Kettle sisters: triplets Catriona and Lynette (identical) and Gemma (non-identical). Read more
Published on 30 Aug 2011 by Cloggie Downunder
4.0 out of 5 stars A tale of three sisters...
This book was far better than I was expecting. It made me laugh, angry, and cry. A beautiful book about an unconventional family. I would definately reccomend!
Published on 16 Mar 2011 by Ms. A. D. Orourke
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