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Binchy, Maeve

Works: 593 works in 4,089 publications in 24 languages and 134,873 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction, English  Love stories  Juvenile works  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Maeve Binchy
Circle of friends by Maeve Binchy( Book )
251 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 10,420 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
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy( Book )
150 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 6,560 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. By the author of The Glass Lake
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy( Book )
120 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 6,224 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
Nights of rain and stars by Maeve Binchy( Book )
113 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 6,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small Greek island village, local residents and a group of international travelers are brought together by sudden tragedy, in a story of friendship, dreams, fears, and complicated relationships forever altered by shared experiences
Quentins by Maeve Binchy( Book )
95 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,836 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
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy( Book )
106 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,638 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
Heart and soul by Maeve Binchy( Book )
67 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 5,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clara Casey has more than enough onl her plate. Her daughters Adi and Linda were no porblem during th usually turbulent teens. Now Adi is always fighting for or against something: the environment or the the whale or battery farming; while Linds lurches from unsatisfacoty relationshiop to the next. As if this wasn't enough, Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with and now her ex-husband wants something from her
Evening class by Maeve Binchy( Book )
160 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 5,431 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
The glass lake by Maeve Binchy( Book )
126 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 5,168 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
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy( Book )
50 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,066 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
A week in winter by Maeve Binchy( Book )
50 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,843 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 return journey by Maeve Binchy( Book )
86 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,384 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
The lilac bus : stories by Maeve Binchy( Book )
66 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,239 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 )
84 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,047 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
Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy( Book )
76 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,821 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
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Book )
67 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,688 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 grey in winter but overbustling 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
Silver wedding by Maeve Binchy( Book )
51 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,672 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 )
67 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,642 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
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy( Book )
18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 3,281 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 of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"--
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy( Recording )
41 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The town of Rossmore is divided when a new motorway threatens Whitethorn Woods and St. Ann's Well where generations have come to make wishes
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Alternative Names
Binchy, Maeve 1940-
Binčija, Meiva
Snell, Maeve Binchy
Snell, Maeve Binchy 1940-2012
בינצ׳י, מייב
مايف بينشى
ビンキー, モーヴ
ビンチー, メイヴ
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