Chestnut Street

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Thorndike Press, 2014 - Fiction - 581 pages
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While she was writing columns for "The Irish Times" and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now.
Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from "Minding Frankie") is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling.

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User Review  - theReadingHead - LibraryThing

The day Maeve Binchy past away, was a sad day for the literary world, and especially her fans. So when I saw Chestnut Street was being re-released, I had to review it. Giving it a 5 star review really ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Coles - Goodreads

A collection of short stories centering around the crescent of houses called Chestnut Street. The stories are all self contained and do not overlap with each other, which I think is a shame in a way ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

MAEVE BINCHY is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novels, "A Week in Winter, Minding Frankie, Heart and Soul, " and "Whitethorn Woods, " as well as "Circle of Friends" and "Tara Road," which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. Married to Gordon Snell, she lived in Dalkey, Ireland, until her death in July 2012 at the age of seventy-two.

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