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Binchy, Maeve 1940-2012

Works: 812 works in 4,684 publications in 20 languages and 136,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction, English  Juvenile works  Pastoral fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, 823.914
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Tara Road by Maeve Binchy( Book )

129 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 5,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women--one American, the other Irish-- trade houses for the summer and the resulting change of scenery helps them remake their lives. The American is Marilyn of Connecticut, mourning the death of her son, the Irish woman is Ria of Dublin, a mother of two, whose husband had an affair and made the woman pregnant
Nights of rain and stars by Maeve Binchy( Book )

124 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 5,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents are brought together when sudden tragedy strikes. The lives of these travelers and local residents is shared including their dreams, hopes and fears
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy( Book )

100 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a new highway is planned that will bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, the town's inhabitants are divided on whether or not the town will benefit or suffer from the construction
Quentins by Maeve Binchy( Book )

104 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 5,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While filming a documentary about Quentins, a famed Dublin restaurant, Ella Brady explores the changing face of the city from the 1970s to the present day as she captures the stories of the people who have made Quentins a center of their lives
Heart and soul by Maeve Binchy( Book )

60 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new in Ireland
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy( Book )

107 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 5,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from cooking school, Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet are talented additions to the Dublin scene with their new catering company, but some people in the city, including their families, are not so keen on the idea of their success
Circle of friends by Maeve Binchy( Book )

141 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends who grew up together in a small Irish village attend college in Dublin, where their lives become intertwined with the beautiful Nan Mahon and Jack Foley, the handsome son of a doctor
Evening class by Maeve Binchy( Book )

135 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dublin, an evening class of Italian language and culture changes the lives of its students. A girl finds love, a boy abandons crime, a man regains a reason for living. It is the work of the teacher, an Irish woman who followed a married man to Italy and returned to Ireland on his death. A tale of one woman's gift for helping others. By the author of The Copper Beach
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy( Book )

66 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nöel learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby girl once she's born. But as a recovering alcoholic whose demons are barely under control, he can't do it alone. Luckily, he has an amazing network of family and friends who are ready to help. A tale of joy, heartbreak and hope in a close-knit Dublin community
The glass lake by Maeve Binchy( Book )

110 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ireland, a wife fakes a suicide by drowning and takes off with a pharmacist for London. Years later, after establishing herself in business, she longs for news of her daughter, now a teenager. She writes a letter, signing herself a friend of the mother and a correspondence develops. Now she is dying to see her, but dare she? By the author of Circle of Friends
A week in winter by Maeve Binchy( Book )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maeve Binchy, "the grand story teller, "* returns with a cast of characters you will never forget when they all spend a winter week together on holiday at Stone House, a restful inn by the sea ... Stoneyville is a small town on the coast of Ireland where all the families know each other. When Chicky decides to take an old decaying mansion, Stone House, and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, the town thinks she is crazy. She is helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the place) and her niece Orla (a whiz at business). Finally the first week of paying guests arrive: John, the American movie star thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian, forced into taking a holiday together; Nuala and Henry, husband and wife, both doctors who have been shaken by seeing too much death; Anders, the Swedish boy, hates his father's business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired school teacher, who criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone's relief; the Walls who have entered in 200 contests (and won everything from a microwave oven to velvet curtains, including the week at Stone House); and Freda, the psychic who is afraid of her own visions. You will laugh and cry as you spend the week with this odd group who share their secrets and might even have some of their dreams come true."--
The copper beech by Maeve Binchy( Book )

86 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Irish town of Schancarrig, the young 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
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy( Book )

37 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all ofits joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"--
Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy( Book )

105 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sent from London to live with an Irish family for safety during World War II, Elizabeth becomes friends with the family's vivacious, optimistic daughter, Aisling, and the two learn from each other as they grow to womanhood
The return journey by Maeve Binchy( Book )

75 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories set in Ireland. In one, a man and a woman switch suitcases by accident at an airport, then meet again, having read each other's most intimate thoughts
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Book )

87 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small seaside Irish town in the late 1950s, two very different children are growing up, shouting their hearts desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far from Castlebay, a place empty and gloomy in winter but bustling with visitors in the gaudy days of summer. One of the children is Clare, shopkeeper Tom O'Brien's younger daughter. She wins a scholarship to University College, Dublin, and seems set for academic glory. The other is David Power, the doctor's son. He dreams of escape, also via Dublin, as a medic. But the path of these two children cross again in a quite unexpected way. Castlebay will draw them back in this drama of ambition, betrayal, before love finally reaches it turbulent conclusion
Silver wedding by Maeve Binchy( Book )

68 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children, friends, and relatives of Desmond and Deirdre Doyle gather in a small London suburb to honor the couple on the occasion of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary
Firefly summer by Maeve Binchy( Book )

92 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a sleepy Irish town in the 1960s, the Ryan family thrives on hard work and simple pleasure until American millionaire Patrick O'Neill converts an estate into a luxury hotel, bringing about unforeseen changes
The lilac bus : stories by Maeve Binchy( Book )

81 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eight interconnected stories features seven different people who, every Friday evening, travel from Dublin to Rathdoon on Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-colored bus
This year it will be different and other stories : a Christmas treasury by Maeve Binchy( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen tales on love and family at Christmas. In A Typical Irish Christmas, two fathers commiserate on their ungrateful children, while in The First Step of Christmas a disunited family makes up
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Alternative Names
Binchy, Maeve 1940-

Binčija, Meiva

Bintsʹy, Meyv 1940-2012

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Meyv Binçi

Snell, Maeve Binchy

Snell, Maeve Binchy 1940-2012

Мейв Бинчи ирландская романистка, газетный колумнист и лектор

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בינצ'י, מיב, 1940-2012

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میوی بینچی نویسنده ایرلندی

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ビンキー, モーヴ

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