Synopses & Reviews
From Knockglen to Dublin, heartbreak and betrayal follow three extraordinary and unforgettable women as an explosive confrontation brings hidden lies to the surface and tests the meaning of love and the bonds of friendship. A major motion picture release from Savoy Pictures is scheduled for St. Patrick's Day (March 17) release.
"Loyal friends Benny and Eve, young women who grew up together in an Irish village, find their relationship tested by the new friendships, romances and opportunities that develop at a Dublin university. According to PW, Binchy's characters have 'a colorful way with words, and if the prose is sometimes careless, this is still Irish storytelling at its contemporary best.'" Publisher's Weekly
"Binchy is a wonderful storyteller, drawing the reader into the hearts of her characters. This engrossing examination of friendship's vicissitudes moves forward effortlessly at a marvelous pace, carrying the reader along on tense, mounting waves of loyalty and deceit." Sister M. Anna Falbo, Library Journal
"A wonderful, readable story of successes and disappointments, intrigues and loyalty, families and friendships, this novel demonstrates that testing values, maintaining relationships, and coming of age are universal struggles." Katherine Fitch, School Library Journal
"There is nothing fancy about [this novel]. There is no torrid sex, no profound philosophy. There are no stunning metaphors. There is just a wonderfully absorbing story about people worth caring about. And that is a rare pleasure." Susan Isaacs, The New York Times Book Review
"A rare pleasure...a terrific tale, told by a master storyteller." Susan Isaacs, New York Times Book Review
In this wordless tale, a boy begins a cycle of good will when he shares his snack with a homeless man.
About the Author
Maeve Binchy was born and educated in Dublin. She is the bestselling author of The Return Journey, Evening Class, This Year It Will Be Different,
and The Glass Lakes
. She has written two plays and a teleplay that won three awards at the Prague Film Festival. She has been writing for The Irish Times since 1969 and lives with her husband, writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell, in Dublin.
From the Trade Paperback edition.