By Maeve Binchy
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440235590, 656pp.)
Publication Date: July 18, 2000
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New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation,Tara Road explores every woman's fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. "What if..." Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.
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, The Glass Lake, The Copper Beech, The Lilac Bus, Circle of Friends, Silver Wedding, Firefly Summer, Echoes, Light a Penny Candle, and London Transports. 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.
"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