Search Results: "Maeve Binchy"


BOOK REVIEW

A FEW OF THE GIRLS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"The best reflect Binchy's warmhearted sympathy for yearning and regret."
An uneven collection by the prolific Binchy (Maeve's Times, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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WHITETHORN WOODS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2007

"Her sentimental morality may be predictable, but Binchy's lilting Irish zest is undeniably addictive."
Binchy (Quentins, 2002, etc.) inserts questions of faith into her usual romantic braid of multiple storylines, in this case concerning the troubled residents, former residents and descendents of residents of an Irish town where an obscure shrine faces demolition. Read full book review >

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THE COPPER BEECH by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"There are a few bright and snappy spots—but, in general, it's all heartwarming to the swelter point. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for November)"
Another collection of related tales (as in this popular Irish author's The Lilac Bus, 1991) dealing with a varied clutch of people and their several life crises. Read full book review >

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THIS YEAR IT WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"In all, an appropriate gift for the casual reader—a bit of sentimentality and a touch of romance, along with humor and hopeful turns to treat those with cases of the holiday blues. (Literary Guild featured alternate selection)"
A collection of Christmas-centered feel-good tales about love and family snarls in the season of comfort and joy. Read full book review >

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QUENTINS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"A leisurely paced treat, filled with holiday goodwill."
With some familiar characters amid the new, Binchy offers a sweetly affirming—with just enough redemptive vinegar—read in the story of Quentins, a hot Dublin restaurant. Read full book review >

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A WEEK IN WINTER by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"While Binchy's stories are sketchier than usual, perhaps understandably rushed, her fans will find solace as hearts mend and relationships sort themselves out one last time."
The beloved, prolific Binchy's posthumous last novel is classic Binchy (Minding Frankie, 2011, etc.), peeking into the lives of characters from various walks of life brought together at a newly opened inn on the West Coast of Ireland. Read full book review >

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CIRCLE OF FRIENDS by Maeve Binchy
Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Another Blarney charmer from the irrepressible Binchy set, as many of her recent efforts (like Firefly Summer, 1988) have been, in an Irish village—called Knockglen—circa 1960. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS LAKE by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 1995

"Top-heavy with coincidence, improbables, and sentiment. (Author tour)"
Binchy (The Copper Beach, 1992, etc.) once again chronicles friends and neighbors in village and town, but here she elongates her tale into a 592-page taffy pull. Read full book review >

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HEART AND SOUL by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2009

"Binchy has her formula down pat, and only a curmudgeon could resist this master of cheerful, read-by-the-fire comfort."
A Dublin heart clinic, full of romantic and family crises in need of healing, provides the apt setting for Binchy's latest (Whitethorn Woods, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LILAC BUS by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"A big plate of mixed appetizers for Binchy fans, some of them nicely concentrated character studies, others predictable and flat."
From Binchy, that well-beloved chronicler of things Irish (as in Circle of Friends and Firefly Summer), eight thematically connected stories, plus four thrown in presumably for good measure. Read full book review >

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MAEVE'S TIMES by Maeve Binchy
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 30, 2014

"A blithe, entertaining collection that will surely delight Binchy's many fans."
Newspaper pieces by a prolific novelist and playwright. Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT STREET by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"For Binchy aficionados, a late indulgence; for others, slim pickings."
A variable, posthumous collection of loosely linked short stories from the much cherished Irish writer who died in 2012. Read full book review >