The Lilac Bus

The Lilac Bus


By Maeve Binchy

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440213024, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 1992

The Journey... Every Friday night a lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter to the rich doctor's daughter, have their reasons for making the journey.
The Destination...Rathdoon is the kind of Irish village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when the bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for each of their private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and a chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on...

About the Author
Maeve Binchy (1940 2012) was the author of numerous bestselling books, including "Minding Frankie", " Heart and Soul", "Whitethorn Woods", and "Circle of Friends", as well as" Tara Road", which was an Oprah s Book Club selection. She contributed to "Gourmet"; "O, The Oprah Magazine"; "Modern Maturity"; and "Good Housekeeping", among other publications. Married to Gordon Snell, she lived in Dalkey, Ireland, until her death in July 2012 at the age of seventy-two, shortly after finishing "A Week in Winter".

Praise For The Lilac Bus

"Maeve Binchy is a grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition."—Plain Dealer, Cleveland

"A remarkably gifted writer...a wonderful student of human nature." —The New York Times Book Review

"Rich, is a joy."—Chicago Tribune