Chestnut Street

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD20920
Released: Sep 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780147518828
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"Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; "for the future," she would say. The future is now. Across town from St. Jarlath's Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Some of the unforgettable characters lovingly brought to life by Binchy are Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son; Nessa Byrne, whose aunt visits from America every summer and turns the house-and Nessa's world-upside down; Lilian, the generous girl with the big heart and a fiancE whom no one approves of; Melly, whose gossip about the neighbors helps Madame Magic, a self-styled fortune-teller, get everyone on the right track; Dolly, who discovers more about her perfect mother than she ever wanted to know; and Molly, who learns the cure for sleeplessness from her pen pal from Chicago . . . Chestnut Street is written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's extraordinary work and, once again, she warms our hearts with her storytelling. "

Author(s): Maeve Binchy
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller

All formats/editions

Author(s): Maeve Binchy
Narrator(s): Sile Bermingham
Product Number Z100053697
Released: Apr 22, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780804165105
Author(s): Maeve Binchy
Product Number EB00161586
Released: Apr 22, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385351867

Professional reviews

"Narrator Sile Bermingham enhances this diverse collection of short stories by the late Irish writer Maeve Binchy. In these works, Binchy explores the theme of appearance versus reality. As Bermingham captures the charactersÕ voices with gusto and realism, her best creations are young women who are changing emotionally. When a shy, unattractive girl marvels at her gorgeous mother and feels ashamed to be her daughter, listeners will be surprised by the unraveling of her story. In another story, a young woman feels the need to help her lonely, old uncle despite his nastiness, and, again, the ending has a twist. While some stories are better than others, anything new from Binchy is worth celebrating. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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