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Tara Road - Maeve Binchy
Tara Road
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Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New... show more
Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed.Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.A moving story rendered with the deft touch of a master artisan, Tara Road is Maeve Binchy at her very best—utterly beautiful, hauntingly unforgettable, entirely original, and wholly enjoyable.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385341813 (0385341814)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
2.0 Tara Road
I have been wanting to read this book forever since this book refers to characters that are in later Binchy novels. How I wish that I had stayed away from it. This book is 656 pages. Due to a nasty cold plus fever I had the past couple of days I wondered if perhaps I was being too harsh about this b...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Tara Road
Watched the film - chucked the book!
joycecebollero
joycecebollero rated it
4.0 Tara Road
Maeve Binchy has a marvelous way of weaving story and characters. It might take a bit taking used to her style, but once you do you find yourself looking forward to another title. Finding familiar characters from other books never gets old; like visiting and catching up with old friends.
suehutchings
suehutchings rated it
3.0 Tara Road
The first book I read by Maeve I found a bit all-over-the place but I decided to give her another look and now that I am used to her style I really enjoy her stories. I read this one very quickly as I had trouble putting it down. I am now looking forward of reading more of her work.
Second Bookses
Second Bookses rated it
2.0 Tara Road
My first introduction to he writing of Maeve Binchy was her novel Circle of Friends, after which I read The Glass Lake. When I saw that Tara Road was chosen as an Oprah selection, I thought it would be even better.::: Girl Meets Boy :::Ria is a pretty if unspectacular girl. She lives with her widowe...
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