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La pluma escarlata

by Maeve Binchy

Se conocieron en una escuela de cocina y enseguida se convirtieron en amigos con un sueño en común. Ahora, Cathy Scarlet y Tom Feather esperan poder deslumbrar a los habitantes de Dublín con su recién estrenada compañía de catering: La Pluma Escarlata. Sin embargo, no todos comparten su entusiasmo. La suegra de Cathy desaprueba tanto a su nuera como su nuevo «hobby»; y su marido, Neil, no atiende a nada que no sea su trabajo como abogado de derechos civiles. Y no olvidemos a la familia de Tom, que espera que siga los pasos de su padre, o a su ambiciosa novia, quien persigue sus propios sueños. Entre los amigos y la familia, las subidas y las bajadas, los sinsabores y las alegrías, Cathy Scarlet y Tom Feather están a punto de embarcarse en el año más desesperante ?y estimulante? de sus vidas.«Una autora dotada de un notable talento y una estupenda conocedora de la naturaleza humana.»The New York Times Book Review «Una narradora de primera clase.»Cosmopolitan

Quentins

by Maeve Binchy

Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurent? A story of the lives of many people who ate at the famous Quentins.

Quentins

by Maeve Binchy

Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant?Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from the 1970s to the present day. <P><P>And Quentins has a thousand stories to tell: tales of love, of betrayal, of revenge; of times when it looked ready for success and times when it seemed as if it must close in failure. But as Ella uncovers more of what has gone on at Quentins, she begins to wonder whether some secrets should be kept that way...With Quentins, Maeve Binchy follows her bestselling Scarlet Feather with a new book that delivers the hallmark storytelling that has kept millions of her readers happy for more than twenty years.

The Return Journey

by Maeve Binchy

A collection of Maeve Binchy's wonderful, heartwarming stories celebrating the joys and travails of travel. Take The Return Journey and travel a magical road with Maeve Binchy. In the title story, Gina, travelling in Ireland, corresponds with her mother, Freda, about who and what she's finding in the home town Freda left unhappily many years ago. Frankie uses an unexpected trip with Robert to find out what she really wants from their relationship in 'Holiday Weather'. Victoria imagines what it would mean to her widowed father to join her in his beloved Paris for a weekend in 'A Holiday with Your Father'. And in 'Victor and St Valentine', Victor, a self-confessed hopeless romantic, accompanies a friend to Australia with no thought of love on his mind. These are a few of the wonderful, warm stories which will thrill readers already familiar with Binchy's work as well as those for whom this pleasure awaits.

Scarlet Feather

by Maeve Binchy

They met in cooking school--and became fast friends with a common dream. Now, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their newly formed catering company, aptly dubbed "Scarlet Feather." <P><P>Not everyone, however, shares their optimism. Cathy's mother-in-law disapproves of both Cathy and her new "hobby," while Cathy's husband Neil pays no mind to anything--except his work as a civil rights lawyer. And then there's Tom's family, who expect him to follow in his father's footsteps, and an ambitious girlfriend who's struggling with career dreams of her own. Between friends and families, ups and downs, heartaches and joys, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather are about to embark on the most maddening--and exhilarating--year of their lives....

Silver Wedding

by Maeve Binchy

There was never any question that Deirdre and Desmond Doyle would celebrate a gala twenty-fifth anniversary. Naturally, their daughter Anna, would plan their grand affair. Of all three Doyle children, Anna knew exactly what their mother wished--even as she lived her own secret life. Will Brendan, the rebellious son, even bother to return to London? Will Helen, the hapless would-be nun, embarrass them all? This is Deirdre's day, a triumph for a woman obsessed with keeping up appearances, her silvery revenge after "marrying down" twenty-five years ago. She's determined to show them all: the maid of honor, still unmarried, still gorgeous, now a successful London business woman...the best man, once Desmond's close friend, now his boss...their reluctant priest, who harbors his own guilty secret. As family and friends gather, a lifetime of lies takes its toll. But what begins as a family charade brings with it the transforming power of love--and truth.

Silver Wedding

by Maeve Binchy

There was never any question that Deirdre and Desmond Doyle would celebrate a gala twenty-fifth anniversary. Naturally, their daughter Anna, would plan their grand affair. Of all three Doyle children, Anna knew exactly what their mother wished--even as she lived her own secret life. Will Brendan, the rebellious son, even bother to return to London? Will Helen, the hapless would-be nun, embarrass them all? This is Deirdre's day, a triumph for a woman obsessed with keeping up appearances, her silvery revenge after "marrying down" twenty-five years ago. She's determined to show them all: the maid of honor, still unmarried, still gorgeous, now a successful London business woman...the best man, once Desmond's close friend, now his boss...their reluctant priest, who harbors his own guilty secret.As family and friends gather, a lifetime of lies takes its toll. But what begins as a family charade brings with it the transforming power of love--and truth.From the Paperback edition.

Star Sullivan

by Maeve Binchy

Molly Sullivan said that the new baby was a little star. She was no trouble at all and she was always smiling - so she became known as Star and no one remembered that her name was Oona. Star Sullivan just wanted everyone to be happy - her father to stop gambling, her mother not to work so hard, her brother to stay out of trouble, her sister to stop worrying about every little thing she ate. Then the Hale family moved in next door, and from the moment Star saw 23-year-old Laddy Hale, everything began to change - until Star was no longer the sweet, thoughtful girl everyone loved and no one worried about...

Tara Road

by Maeve Binchy

2 women, 1 Irish, 1 American - set up a home exchange business; their unlikely and touching friendship unveils secrets and changes lives. When Danny Lynch tells his wife Ria that he has a young pregnant mistress, Ria thinks that her world has ended. Little does she know that within weeks a telephone call from America will open up a whole new world for her. Marilyn Vine, escaping from her own private demons, wants to exchange her house in Westville, New England, for a house in Dublin during a few summer weeks. Ria Lynch's big Victorian house in Tara Road is perfect. And so begins a wonderful story of unlikely loves and friendships, rivalries jealousy and the uncovering of secrets, as the 2 women borrow each others houses, neighbours and lives.

Tara Road. Una casa en Irlanda

by Maeve Binchy

Ria y Marilyn no se conocen, pero el destino va a cruzar sus caminos muy pronto...Ria y Marilyn viven separadas por miles de kilómetros: una en una acogedora y enorme mansión victoriana en Tara Road, Dublín, y la otra en un moderno loft en Nueva Inglaterra, Estados Unidos. Sería difícil encontrar una amistad más improbable. La vida de Ria discurre rodeada de su familia y sus amigos, mientras que la nostalgia que envuelve a Marilyn hunde sus raíces en un dolor profundo y desgarrador. Cada una de ellas necesita un lugar al que escapar, y un intercambio de casas parece ser la solución ideal. Ambas esperan que la distancia les ayude a superar las profundas crisis vitales que están atravesando, pero no sospechan que durante ese verano mágico acabarán prestándose partes de sus vidas y encontrarán la fuerza necesaria para seguir adelante.«Si te gusta que la literatura te reconforte este libro es para ti. Millones de lectores no pueden estar equivocados.»Express

This Year It Will Be Different, and Other Stories

by Maeve Binchy

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes This Year It Will Be Different, a stunning new work that brings us the magic and spirit of Christmas in fifteen stories filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings.<P> In "A Typical Irish Christmas," a grieving New York widower heads for a holiday in Ireland and finds an unexpected destination not just for himself, but for a father and daughter at odds. The title story "This Year It Will Be Different" also delves into the emotions of a person at mid-life--a woman with a complacent husband and grown children who are entering a season that can forever alter her life, and theirs. In "Pulling Together," a teacher not yet out of her twenties sees her affair with a married man at a turning point as Christmas Eve approaches--and she may be off on a new direction with some unusual friends. And in the delightful tale "The Hard Core," the four most recalcitrant residents of a nursing home are left alone at Christmas with the owner's daughter in charge: the result is sure to be disaster--or the kind of life-affirming renewal that only the spirit of the season can bring.<P> The stories in This Year It Will Be Different powerfully evoke many lives--step-families grappling with ex's, long-married couples faced with in-law problems, a wandering husband choosing between "the other woman" and his wife, a child caught in grown-up tugs-of-war--during the one holiday when feelings cannot be easily hidden. The time of year may be magical, imbued with meaning. But the situations are universal. And Maeve Binchy makes us care about them all. As the Philadelphia Inquirer noted, "Maeve Binchy's people come to life fully. They make you laugh and cry and disturb your sleep." They do precisely that in this extraordinary collection, on the night before Christmas when we are snug in our beds, or anywhere, any time of the year.

A Week in Summer

by Maeve Binchy

After many happy years of marriage and raising a family, Brian and Kathleen suddenly find themselves a bit lost in life. Midwesterners who've never traveled, Kathleen decides that what she and Brian need is a vacation, and with the help of an enthusiastic travel agent she plans a trip to Ireland in search of her roots. In beautiful, quaint Lisdoonvarna, to the couple's surprise, they find themselves in the midst of a joyous yearly gathering dedicated to celebrating the life and work of a late Irish poet, and they rediscover something much more important than evidence of long-dead ancestors: their love for each other and for life itself.

A Week in Winter

by Maeve Binchy

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House's big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father's business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone's relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions. Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve's trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling.

Whitethorn Woods

by Maeve Binchy

When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Ann's for generations to share their dreams and fears, and speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it's a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed. Father Flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, as the men and women of Whitethorn Woods must decide between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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