A Few of the Girls (Paperback)


By Maeve Binchy

Anchor, 9781101971666, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/29/2016)
Paperback, Large Print (2/7/2017)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/2/2016)
Hardcover (3/1/2016)
CD-Audio (3/1/2016)

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A Few of the Girls brings together, for the first time, thirty-six of Maeve’s very best stories—some published in magazines, others written for friends as gifts, many for charity benefits, all of them filled with her trademark warmth, wisdom, and humor. Written over a period of decades, these stories show that while times change, people often remain the same: they fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they experience heartbreak, compassion and redemption; they hold to hopes and dreams; and they have friendships—some that fall apart, and a few special ones that endure. A foreword by her husband, Gordon Snell, offers a privileged, intimate glimpse into the writing process behind her extraordinary work.

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 best sellers. Several have been adapted for film and television, most notably Circle of Friendsand Tara Road, which was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for thirty-five years, and died in 2012 at the age of seventy-two.


Praise For A Few of the Girls: Stories

“Marvelous. . . . Unfailingly wise.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Brim[s] with Maeve’s warmth and common sense. . . . The stories bring to life well-developed characters, often in the space of a few paragraphs.” —Irish Independent

“When it comes to capturing the caprices of the human heart, she’s unbeatable. . . . There’s no better antidote to a raw March evening than a dose of vintage Binchy.” —BookPage
“Featur[es] some of her best works . . . a fine tribute to a very fine author.” —Image

“These stories are full of warmth and humour . . . easy to read and an ideal present for any of her fans.” —Woman’s Way