In Sunshine Or in Shadow

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Kate Cruise O'Brien, Mary Maher
Random House Incorporated, 1999 - Fiction - 336 pages
6 Reviews
From Dublin's suburbs to the streets of New York, women's hopes and dreams come alive in a unique collection of stories that mines Ireland's extraordinary storytelling tradition.

In Maeve Binchy's "Taximen Are Invisible" a cabbie becomes silent party to the lives of a couple who seem to have it all--until he sees the truth, and counts his own heretofore unrecognized blessings. The perfect marriage in Mary Gordon's "Bishop's House" appears to be the province of Helen and Richard, longtime friends of divorcée Lavinia--until Lavinia discovers the true nature of their bond with each other--and with her.  Mary Maher pays tribute to a simple wife in "Lucy's Story" as Lucy shares her deepest secrets with a psychologist friend--and shows the steel beneath the fluff.

In these and sixteen other superb stories, Ireland's finest writers create vivid portraits of extraordinary women--gallant, sometimes foolish, often wise--who have found the courage to endure loss of innocence and love betrayed...and survive.

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

mini-ring 2009 back from kelsey10 (Kim); lovely book of 19 short stories, most of them referencing the divorce referendum. Some stories were lightly written, others were very developed and enjoyable ... Read full review

Review: In Sunshine or in Shadow : Stories by Irish Women

User Review  - Nancynova - Goodreads

mini-ring 2009 back from kelsey10 (Kim); lovely book of 19 short stories, most of them referencing the divorce referendum. Some stories were lightly written, others were very developed and enjoyable ... Read full review

Contents

What Big Teeth Ivy Bannister
1
Ellies Ring Sheila Barrett
13
Taximen Are Invisible Maeve Binchy
30
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About the author (1999)

O'Brien was a novelist and short story writer. She died at the age of 49.

Maher is on the staff of The Irish Times.

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