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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. But not even Father    Gunn, the parish priest, who knows most of what goes    on behind Shancarrig's closed doors, or Dr. Jims,     the village doctor, who knows all the rest,     realizes that not everything in the placid village is    what it seems.

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Katherine Stuart, October 25, 2008 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
In what Ursula K. Leguin calls a “story suite” Maeve Binchy tells the tales of individual villagers from a small village in Ireland. The characters lives intertwine form an equisite story of Ireland in a backwater village in the 50s and 60s.
Binchy creates amazing detail viewing the characters from both their own perspectives and from the perspectives of other villagers. She tells of events from multiple perspectives as through a prism. This multiple perspective works in two ways. First it provides a rich, complex story, but it also explores the way we view ourselves versus the way others view us. And it does this with an amazing lack of self-consciousness. The richness of detail, the finely drawn characters in a rich, sweet, poignant story draws the reader in.
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