Quentins (Mass Market)
Berkley, 9780451209900, 448pp.
Publication Date: August 26, 2003
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Ella Brady wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. After all, the restaurant saw the people of a city become more confident in everything from their lifestyles to the food that they chose to eat. And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way...
“Quentins is not just any Dublin restaurant; it’s a place where wedding proposals, business deals, family ties, and friendships are forged (and sometimes broken).”—The Seattle Times
About the Author
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined The Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982, and she went on to write more than twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for film and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. She was married to writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for thirty-five years. She passed away in 2012 at the age of seventy-two.
Praise For Quentins…
“It’s as good as she gets, which is very good, indeed.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air
“A gift to the reader...For sheer, curl-up, good-bye-real-world storytelling pleasure, it’s hard to beat Maeve Binchy.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Sure-handed plotting and a feel for the foibles and dreams of ordinary Irish people.”—Los Angeles Times
“A remarkably gifted writer...a wonderful student of human nature.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Reading one of Maeve Binchy’s novels is like coming home.”—The Washington Post
“Binchy is a grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition…she writes from the heart.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Binchy’s genius is transforming storytelling into art.”—San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
“Binchy’s tales combine warmth and spunk in a quintessentially Celtic way...In the field of women’s popular fiction, the Dublin storyteller sticks out like a faultless solitaire on a Woolworth’s jewelry counter.”—Chicago Tribune