Silver Wedding

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 4, 2007 - Fiction
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There was never any question that Deirdre and Desmond Doyle would celebrate a gala twenty-fifth anniversary. Naturally, their daughter Anna, would plan their grand affair. Of all three Doyle children, Anna knew exactly what their mother wished—even as she lived her own secret life. Will Brendan, the rebellious son, even bother to return to London? Will Helen, the hapless would-be nun, embarrass them all? This is Deirdre’s day, a triumph for a woman obsessed with keeping up appearances, her silvery revenge after “marrying down” twenty-five years ago. She’s determined to show them all: the maid of honor, still unmarried, still gorgeous, now a successful London business woman…the best man, once Desmond’s close friend, now his boss…their reluctant priest, who harbors his own guilty secret.

As family and friends gather, a lifetime of lies takes its toll. But what begins as a family charade brings with it the transforming power of love—and truth.

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User Review  - Donna Mcnab - Goodreads

This book is vintage Maeve Binchy, with interesting characters who all have their own interesting stories. The characters all intersect at some level, particularly with regard to the Silver Wedding anniversary party. The outcome of the lives of all these people is somehow satisfying. Read full review

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User Review  - Marty - Goodreads

Usually I enjoy Binchy's novels about Ireland, but this one never really got my attention. Each of 8 sections introduced a character connected with Deirdre and Desmond Doyle who were about to ... Read full review

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Maeve Binchy was born and educated in Dublin. She is the bestselling author of The Return Journey, Evening Class, This Year It Will Be Different, and The Glass Lakes. She has written two plays and a teleplay that won three awards at the Prague Film Festival. She has been writing for The Irish Times since 1969 and lives with her husband, writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell, in Dublin.

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