The Best of Maeve Binchy


Long time readers of Maeve Binchy were saddened by the news of her death in July 2012. Many of our library customers, who were introduced to her by such works as Circle of Friends, eagerly await Binchy's last book. A Week in Winter, her final novel,was completed just days before her death.  Binchy once said of herself, "I'd like people to think I was a good friend and a reasonable storyteller and to know that thanks to all the great people, family and friends that I met, I was very, very happy when I was here." The following are some of the books that have made her readers and fans so loyal.

Evening Class. Evening Class FIC BIN
So many other things in his life are going wrong that Aidan Dunne hopes he can make a success of an evening class of Italian language and culture.

 Heart and Soul. Heart and Soul FIC BIN
Dr. Clara Casey becomes the director of St. Brigid's Heart Clinic and assembles a staff of individuals who show great care and compassion for patients and each other.

Light a Penny Candle. Light a Penny Candle FIC BIN
Sent from her home in war-torn London to live with the O'Connor family, Elizabeth meets Aisling O'Connor—an encounter which changes her life forever. 

Lilac Bus. Lilac Bus FIC BIN
Each of the regular Friday night riders on a lilac-colored minibus have their reasons for making the commute to Rathdoon--reasons as varied as the riders themselves.  

 Minding Frankie. Minding Frankie FIC BIN
Learning from a baby's dying mother that the child is his, Noel must now convince a social worker that he will be a good father.  

Scarlet Feather. Scarlet Feather FIC BIN
Cooking school friends Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather open a catering business. Facing challenges they never dreamt of, they work to make it a success.  

Tara Road. Tara Road FIC BIN
Two women, each facing difficult situations, exchange homes for the summer and learn more than expected about themselves and each other.

 This Year It Will Be Different.  This Year It Will Be Different  FIC BIN
A collection of 15 short stories, each taking place during the Christmas holiday, filled with all of the angst, joy and sentiments of the season.


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