Tara Road

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Dell, Jul 18, 2000 - Fiction - 648 pages
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Binchy's most successful novel yet--a million-copy bestseller in hardcover and an Oprah Book Club selection--is the story of two women, one from Dublin, the other from England. For one fateful summer, they exchange houses and lives, discovering deep secrets about each other and themselves. "The "Tara Road" traveler can become drunk on Binchy's words in this unforgettable and intoxicating novel".--"Philadelphia Inquirer".

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This book is a little different from Binchy's usual in that part of it takes place in the USA. Ria Lynch from Tara Road, Dublin exchanges houses with Marilyn Vine of a college town in Connecticut ... Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

This is a long-book which was hard to put down once I'd started. The main character is Ria, who falls in love with Danny, a handsome and smooth-talking businessman. They buy a huge old house, and ... Read full review

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Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 28, 1940. She received a B.A. from University College in Dublin in 1960. After teaching at a school for girls, she became a journalist, columnist and editor at the Irish Times. By 1979, she was writing plays, a successful television script, and several short story collections. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 20 books including Silver Wedding, Scarlet Feather, Heart and Soul, Minding Frankie, and A Week in Winter. The Lilac Bus and Echoes were made into TV movies, while Circle of Friends, Tara Road and How About You were made into feature films. Her title Chestnut Street is a New York Times Best Seller. She died after a brief illness on July 30, 2012 at the age of 72.

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