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Loyal friends Benny and Eve, young women who grew up together in an Irish village, find their relationship tested by the new friendships, romances and opportunities that develop at a Dublin university. According to PW , Binchy's characters have "a colorful way with words, and if the prose is sometimes careless, this is still Irish storytelling at its contemporary best."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
YA-- Binchy transports readers to the village of Knockglen in Ireland to meet Benny, the only child of doting parents; Eve Malone, an orphan raised by nuns; and a host of local characters. The girls form a lasting friendship that continues when they go on to college in Dublin. There they meet beautiful Nan, who tries to hide her poor background and drunken father; Jack Foley, a doctor's son; and all their university friends. Provincial Knockglen and fast-paced Dublin become intertwined as the girls try to exist in both worlds. A wonderful, readable story of successes and disappointments, intrigues and loyalty, families and friendships, this novel demonstrates that testing values, maintaining relationships, and coming of age are universal struggles.
- Katherine Fitch, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed the book. Just a light read. Interesting the life these students have during those times.Published 22 days ago by debiv
People accuse Binchy of being an unabashed sentimentalist, and this is entirely accurate, but in the great Irish tradition, sometimes a poignant tale is just what the doctor... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Christin M. Mulligan
I really enjoy Maeve Binchy books and this did not disappoint.Published 1 month ago by Joyce E. Woods
This book encapsulates all the reasons people read Maeve Binchy. It is a tale set in 1950's Ireland about a group of young people going to college in Dublin and about all their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by mjpenny
Benny and her friends were an inviting bunch. I thoroughly enjoyed their tale.Published 1 month ago by Carolyn B.
I thought it was a wonderful book for many ages, many useful lessons! It was difficult to "put down"! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grandma of 12