Synopses & Reviews
Now in a beautiful new trade paperback edition?the second novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
David Power and Clare O?Brien both grew up dreaming of escape from the battered seaside town of Castlebay, but they might as well have had the ocean between them. 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. When they both go to university in Dublin?he as a matter of course, she on a hard-won scholarship?their worlds collide. They find freedom in each other?until the families, lovers, and secrets they left in Castlebay come back to haunt them.
First published in paperback in 1987, this national bestseller remains one of Binchy's most beloved works. Divided by class, drawn together by desire, Clare and David found a love that knew no barriers--in a world determined to keep them apart.
About the Author
Maeve Binchy is the author of Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Light a Penny Candle, and many other bestselling novels.