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Binchy, Maeve 1940-2012

Works: 664 works in 3,698 publications in 21 languages and 120,865 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction, English  Juvenile works  Love stories  Humorous fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PR6052.I7728, 823.914
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Publications about Maeve Binchy
Publications by Maeve Binchy
Publications by Maeve Binchy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Maeve Binchy
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy( Book )
136 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 5,986 libraries worldwide
Ria lives a charmed life with her adoring husband and two young children. She fills their large Dublin house with the warmth of gourmet cooking and company. But when the charm breaks, and her husband leaves her for a young, pregnant girlfriend, Ria makes an impulsive decision. She switches houses for the summer with an American woman. Soon, Ria finds herself in rural Connecticut, and the American enters Ria's busy Irish neighborhood. As the weeks pass, each woman will uncover secrets that could change the other's life forever
Quentins by Maeve Binchy( Book )
111 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 5,665 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
Nights of rain and stars by Maeve Binchy( Book )
118 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,627 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
Heart and soul by Maeve Binchy( Book )
57 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,160 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
Evening class by Maeve Binchy( Book )
158 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,921 libraries worldwide
In his Introduction to Italian class, Aidan Dunne's predictable life changes, and the evening class "becomes a place of intrigue and revelation."--Jacket
Circle of friends by Maeve Binchy( Book )
126 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,889 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
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy( Book )
58 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,800 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
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy( Book )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,786 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, while Father Flynn worries about the fate of St. Ann's Well, an age-old shrine on the edge of the woods that is slated for destruction
A week in winter by Maeve Binchy( Book )
43 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 4,294 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. "--
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy( Book )
28 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,692 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"--
This year it will be different and other stories : a Christmas treasury by Maeve Binchy( Book )
61 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,578 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
Silver wedding by Maeve Binchy( Book )
66 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,430 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 )
101 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 3,428 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
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,427 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
The copper beech by Maeve Binchy( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,602 libraries worldwide
In Shancarrig the copper beech is a huge tree that shades the village schoolhouse. For generations, graduating students have carved their initials, hopes and dreams on the substantial trunk. Readers learn how some of these lives intersect
The glass lake by Maeve Binchy( Book )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,308 libraries worldwide
Lough Glass is at the heart and soul of the namesake town clinging to its shore. They say that if you go out on St. Agnes' Eve and look into the lake at sunset you can see your future. But beneath its serene surface, the lake harbors secrets as dark and unfathomable as the beautiful woman who night after night walks beside its waters. Lough Glass is home to Kit McMahon, in a way it will never be to her lovely mother, Helen, who does not fit in with the ways of the people of Lough Glass, and who found an unlikely mate in the genial pharmacist Martin McMahon. Kit adores her mother, but can't escape the picture of her, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face ... or walking alone by the glass lake. Then one terrible night Martin's boat is found drifting upside down in the lake. The night Helen is lost. The night Kit discovers a letter on Martin's pillow and burns it, unopened, in the grate. The night everything changes forever
The lilac bus : stories by Maeve Binchy( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in German and English and held by 2,238 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
Echoes by Maeve Binchy( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,095 libraries worldwide
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
Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,653 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
Maeve's times : in her own words by Maeve Binchy( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
Collects the best of the author's essays from five decades of the "Irish Times" to reflect a changing culture as well as her observations on such topics as the royal wedding, waitressing, and boring airline companions
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Alternative Names
Binchy, Maeve 1940-
Binčija, Meiva
Maeve Binchy irische Schriftstellerin und Kolumnistin
Maeve Binchy irländsk författare
Maeve Binchy irsk skribent
Maeve Binchy schrijfster uit Ierland (1940-2012)
Maeve Binchy scrittrice irlandese
Meyv Binçi
Snell, Maeve Binchy
Snell, Maeve Binchy 1940-2012
Мейв Бинчи ирландская романистка, газетный колумнист и лектор
בינצ׳י, מייב
مايف بينشى
میوی بینچی نویسنده ایرلندی
മേയ്‌വ് ബിഞ്ചി
ビンキー, モーヴ
ビンチー, メイヴ
English (874)
German (75)
French (57)
Spanish (54)
Italian (40)
Turkish (40)
Danish (27)
Polish (25)
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Russian (7)
Portuguese (5)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (4)
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