Delta, Paperback, 9780385341813, 648pp.
Publication Date: May 29, 2007
Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.
A moving story rendered with the deft touch of a master artisan, Tara Road is Maeve Binchy at her very best utterly beautiful, hauntingly unforgettable, entirely original, and wholly enjoyable.
"From the Hardcover edition.
"Her best work yet...Tara Road is like a total immersion in a colorful new world, where the last page comes too soon."—Seattle Times
"An irresistible tale."—Elle
"Engrossing."—Wall Street Journal
"A tender novel of the pleasures and pitfalls of friendship, Tara Road is an ultramodern
love story for women, about women, between women that is sure to delight."—Newsday
"Difficult to put down!"—Denver Post
"One of Binchy's best."—Kirkus Reviews
From the Paperback edition.