Tara Road: A Novel

Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. What if. Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date. From the Paperback edition. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight.

. A main selection of the book-of-the-Month ClubNew York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, into another place, Tara Road explores every woman's fantasy: escape, and revelation, another life.



And quentins has a thousand stories to tell. 1 new york times bestselling author maeve binchy tells the story of a generation and a city through the history of a Dublin restaurant in this “warm-hearted” Boston Herald enthralling novel. Ella brady wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day.

But as ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way. Quentins is not just any dublin restaurant; it’s a place where wedding proposals, business deals, family ties, and friendships are forged and sometimes broken. The seattle Times .

After all, the restaurant saw the people of a city become more confident in everything from their lifestyles to the food that they chose to eat.

Scarlet Feather

Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in this charming novel from acclaimed author Maeve Binchy. They met in cooking school and became fast friends with a common dream. Now cathy scarlet and tom feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their newly formed catering company, aptly dubbed "Scarlet Feather.

Not everyone, however, shares their optimism. Between friends and families, heartaches and joys, ups and downs, Cathy and Tom are about to embark on the most maddening-and exhilarating-year of their lives. Cathy's mother-in-law disapproves of both Cathy and her new "hobby, Neil, " while Cathy's husband, pays no mind to anything- except his work as a civil rights lawyer.

And then there's tom's family, who expect him to follow in his father's footsteps, and an ambitious girlfriend who's struggling with career dreams of her own.

Evening Class

But aidan's dream was headed for disaster until the mysterious Signora appeared, transforming a shared passion for Italy into a life-altering adventure for them all. Bank clerk bill and his dizzy fiance Lizzie: a couple headed for trouble. Kathy, a hardworking innocent propelled into adulthood in a shocking moment of truth.

. Connie, the gorgeous rich lady with a scandal ready to explode. Glowering lou, who joined the class as a cover for crime. It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking. They came together at mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian.

It was latin teacher aidan Dunne's last chance to revive a failing marriage and a dead-end career. And signora, whose passionate past remained a secret as she changed all their lives forever.

The Glass Lake: A Novel

The night kit discovers a letter on Martin's pillow and burns it, unopened, in the grate. The night Helen is lost. But beneath its serene surface, the lake harbors secrets as dark and unfathomable as the beautiful woman who night after night walks beside its waters. An incandescent novel of love, obsession, and the secrets that take root in the human heart, by the author of The Copper Beech and Circle Of Friends.

Lough glass is at the heart and soul of the namesake town clinging to its shore. The night everything changes forever. From the Hardcover edition. Or walking alone by the glass lake. Then one terrible night Martin's boat is found drifting upside down in the lake. Kit adores her mother, alone at the kitchen table, but can't escape the picture of her, tears streaming down her face.

. Lough glass is home to kit mcmahon, in a way it will never be to her lovely mother, Helen, who does not fit in with the ways of the people of Lough Glass, and who found an unlikely mate in the genial pharmacist Martin McMahon. Agnes' eve and look into the lake at sunset you can see your future. They say that if you go out on St.

Nights Of Rain And Stars

But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below causes these perfect strangers to become unlikely friends as their lives begin to entwine. Fiona left her nursing career in Ireland to be with the man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Chance has brought them together, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.

By the time the bouzouki players start up on the last page, you’ll feel you’ve known these people all your life. The seattle times “the sort of book you should take with you on a trip to the Greek islands. The boston Globe. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his young son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business.

The lives of four strangers are forever altered when they meet in a Greek seaside village in this compelling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy. Tourists enter the hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. Elsa fled germany and her high-powered television job once she learned what the man she loved was hiding from her.


The Copper Beech: A Novel

In the irish town of  schancarrig, the young people carve their initials--and  those of their loves-into the copper beech tree in  front of the schoolhouse. Jims, who knows all the rest,   the village doctor,   realizes that not everything in the placid village is  what it seems. From the Hardcover edition.

But not even father  gunn, who knows most of what goes  on behind Shancarrig's closed doors, the parish priest, or Dr.

Light a Penny Candle

Now they’re about to find out if they're right. A sumptuous saga. Harper’s“wonderful…a novel that could be mistaken for life. New york Daily News. It is there, chaotic o’connor household, in the crowded, that she meet Aisling—a girl who soon becomes her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism.

Beloved author maeve binchy's first published novel, an engrossing coming of age tale about the incredible bond of friendship. To escape the chaos of london during World War II, young Elizabeth White is sent to live a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. Aisling’s boldness brings elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carries Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents’ chilly marriage.

Through the years, they come to believe they can overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship—as long as they have each other. In return, elizabeth’s friendship helps Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic.

Heart and Soul

Offers many honest pleasures. The washington Post. She has plenty on her plate already—two difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her ex-husband—but she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients. Before long the clinic is established as an essential part of the community, courage is rewarded, and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity.

Good-hearted and entertaining. Clara casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. New york times bestsellera story of patients and staff, family, and friends who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old Ireland and the new.


Whitethorn Woods

People have been coming to St. A new york times bestseller"Love, longing, and rich scenes of daily life. Ann’s well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. Father flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, as the men and women of Whitethorn Woods must decide between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future.

What could be sweeter than a trip to an Irish village packed with robust native characters. The christian science monitorwhen a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St.

. Ann’s for generations to share their dreams and fears, and speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it’s a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed.


When they both go to university in Dublin—he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship—their worlds collide. David is the cherished son of a prosperous doctor, while Clare lives with her large family behind their faltering store, longing for a moment of quiet to study. An emotional story of love, betrayal, friendship, and family from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy.

David power and clare o'brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, Ireland, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. They find freedom in each other—until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them. Laughter and tears, it’s what Binchy does best.

San francisco chronicle Book Review“The Castlebay Maeve Binchy creates is a marvelous place. The new york Times Book Review.