Firefly Summer (Paperback)

By Maeve Binchy

Dell Publishing Company, 9780385341714, 645pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2007



It was a summer of warmth.... Kate Ryan and herhusband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irishvillage of Mountfern... lovely twelve-year-oldtwins... and such wonderful dreams.... It was a summerof innocence... but all that is about to changethis fateful summer of 1962 when Americanmillionaire Patrick O'Neill comes to town with hisirresistible charm and a pocketful of money... when loveand hate vie for a town's quiet heart and oldtraditions begin to crumble away.... It was a summer oflove that would never come again.... A time thathas been captured forever in Maeve Binchy'scompelling family drama... a novel you will never forget.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Maeve Binchy is the bestselling author of "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. A writer for The Irish Times since 1969, she lives with her husband, writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell, in London and Dublin. "From the Paperback edition."

Praise For Firefly Summer

"Totally engrossing....  Unforgettable.... An absolutely grand story.... A lyrical and  compelling family drama.... Mountfern and its  residents come vibrantly alive."
-- The  Plain Dealer.

"The secrets hidden  behind lace curtains, a young girl's first kiss,  children's summer games, unexpected pregnancies, sudden  deaths. She makes us feel as if we also know the  place and the people.... One of those good  old-fashioned stories that are as comfortable and  comforting as home itself."
-- The  Philadelphia Inquirer