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by Maeve Binchy

ePub Nights of Rain and Stars download
Author:
Maeve Binchy
ISBN13:
978-0451214959
ISBN:
0451214951
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Publisher:
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ); Reprint edition (2005)
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Genre Fiction
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1736 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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690

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Maeve Binchy’s best are definite 5 star reads, this one isn’t quite there. It’s a nice read, just not one that I can’t put down, or one I will reread. The book is not terrible, it’s just that Maeve Binchy sets the bar REALLY high with her writing, so it’s a bummer when one of her books isn’t the 5 read I was expecting. Recommend to anyone who loves Binchy or other cozy type stories, or books with multiple storylines. I’m glad that I did because it allowed us to discuss it when it was fresh in her mind. I ended up enjoying this story much more than I anticipated.

Satisfying and comforting. I loved this audio-book. Maeve Binchy has a way of creating charming characters that immediately catch one's fancy and draw the reader/listener into the story. The Columbus Dispatch Engagin. inchy’s fans will enjoy this summery page-turner. a wonderful student of human nature. Reading one of Maeve Binchy’s novels is like coming home. I have read/listened to a number of her books and find this to be consistently true.

Maeve Binchy28 июня 2005 г. Продавец: Penguin. The sort of book you should take with you on a trip to the Greek islands. Переключиться на аудиокнигу. Другие книги автора Maeve Binchy. Ещё. The Copper Beech: A Novel.

Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined The Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982, and she went on to write more than twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for film and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. She was married to writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for thirty-five years. She passed away in 2012 at the age of seventy-two.

In a tiny Greek seaside village, tourists enter a hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below brings them together, changing perfect strangers into unlikely friends. In the days that follow, their paths continue to cross and their secrets begin to unfold.

In a small town in Greece, a group of people witness a boating accident and subsequently become tangled in each other's lives. Elsa, the beautiful German blonde, resigned from her successful television job to escape her ex-boyfriend, whom she still loves.

Maeve Binchy has written many wonderful books. I have had a mixed reaction to them. This is a wonderful, comforting, and warm read. 3 people found this helpful. 2-3 books a week, both fiction and non-fiction in the mix.

In a Greek taverna, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse, Thomas, a Californian academic, Elsa, a German television presenter, and David a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a
  • I am sorry to see that some are disappointed in this novel. I was definitely not.

    Maeve Binchy has written many wonderful books. I have had a mixed reaction to them. Some have drawn me in and the stories have inthralled me. Others have put me off and left me feeling confused. I believe that the people she writes about are of a world so far from my own. I can relate to what happens to them based on the people I've known in my life.

    Maeve Binchy writes with a masterfully lyrical voice that soothes you. It is not to be missed. It does not lull you. It is like be on a boat on a gentle lake that rocks you as the wind moves you along. She describes all the senses - smell, touch, sight, pain, heat, such that you feel you are experiencing them. She does not waste words. A dress may be yellow without much description beyond that, but in some other way she will let you know more about the dress late as some admires it or the wind catches it.

    She uses her stories to explore the deep emotional rifts in relationships, their causes, their pain and possible outcomes. She explores long lasting, solid, loved based relationships that have stood the test of time. All are set in a variety of settings, times and with a spectrum of personalities.

    Her characters are for the most part three dimensional with clearly defined passions. They seem to be in intertwined dynamic groups, not all co-located in time or place. Wounds are opened, old wounds are explored, but there is healing in some expected and some unexpected ways.

    People move from one subgroup of characters within the book to another. There are bonds made and broken. All of this is described in a voice that makes the story engaging and allows you to put your ideas and your feelings into the book in a way that makes you feel involved in the story.

    But the outcomes can be as unexpected as the narrow twisting roads to the next small village at the top of the mountain on this small Greek island where this story of tragedy and healing takes place.

  • I loved this audio-book. Maeve Binchy has a way of creating charming characters that immediately catch one's fancy and draw the reader/listener into the story. I have read/listened to a number of her books and find this to be consistently true. "Nights of Rain and Stars" and "A Week in Winter" are two of my Maeve Binchy favorites. Although I can not find any fault with any of her books. I have enjoyed every one I have listened to--"Nights of Rain and Stars"; "A Week in Winter"; "Whitethorn Woods"; "Minding Frankie", "Tara Road"--and will listen many more times to each of them. I wish all of her books were available unabridged on CD. I would buy them all!

  • Random vacationers witness a horrific boating accident from the safety of a restaurant stop a steep hill. Of course they keep bumping into each other, and occasionally argue but mostly keep helping each other. Nobody writes about the magic of friendship better than Binchy. You'll feel better about those worries that wake you up at 2 am if you read this book. Many characters reappear in

  • This book touched my heart and head on many levels. I loved the intertwining stories of characters, each with pain, human frailties, misunderstandings, regret, indecision and uncertainty about choices for their futures -- a group from disparate parts of the globe who come together on a island both beautiful and, it seems, a place of magical healing and warm, loving people. I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the Greek Isles and was and am captivated by the inviting, mesmerizing ocean there known for its clarity and impossibly turquoise waters to say nothing of the stunning hillside vistas at every turn. My three week adventure in Greece occurred when I was a college student and I experienced such welcoming warmth and hospitality from all those with whom I interacted. This book brought those memories present and alive for me now decades later, including the occasion where my purse containing all my travel documents and money was returned to me by an islander who sought me out, stole nothing and refused to accept any form of reward save my thanks. Maeve Binchy wrote an engrossing book that is both simple and complex, sad and happy, and above all, full of hope, forgiveness, healing and promise. I thank her memory for the rich and uplifting experience she afforded me through this novel.