Heart and Soul (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 17, 2009 - Fiction - 432 pages
37 Reviews
With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells 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 Ireland.

Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She has plenty on her plate already—two difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her ex-husband—but she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients.

Before long the clinic is established as an essential part of the community, and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity.

Heart and Soul is Maeve Binchy at her storytelling best.

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User Review  - Sheryl Sumugat - Goodreads

I got the book as a gift from my Irish uncle who is a fan of Maeve Binchy an Irish herself. I don't usually read this genre since I prefer court drama and thriller but it surprisingly got me hooked ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frances Kulovitz - Goodreads

Reading a Maeve Binchy novel is like drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Comforting, warm, and sweet. It just makes me feel good. Her characters are well developed and her sense of humor is subtle.. Just good books. And the inside covers are works of art. I am trying to read all of her novels. Read full review

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Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novel, Whitethorn Woods, in addition to Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, which was an Oprah Book Club selection. She has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland, and London.

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