Circle of friends

by Binchy, Maeve, 1940-2012.

Format: Book on Tape 1991
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Clairton Public Library Audio/Visual Collection AB BINC
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual Collection
Call Number  AB BINC
Binchy's narrative follows three women as a confrontation brings hidden lies to the surface and tests the bonds of love and friendship.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The charm of Binchy's novels ( Silver Wedding ; Light a Penny Candle ) lies in a seductive readability that draws one through hundreds of pages as surely as a mackerel at the end of a hooked line--contrived plot thickeners and stock characters notwithstanding. In this lengthy story of a friendship and love and loss, there are no lapses or lulls. Benny, plain daughter of a merchant, and Eve, a proud orphan raised by nuns, are close friends growing up in the Irish village of Knockglen in the 1950s. When they go to university in Dublin together, their loyalty is tested by the addition of others to their circle, most notably the beautiful, mysterious Nan, an ambitious young woman determined to rise above her working-class origins. While Nan seizes opportunities, friendships and romances are kindled and damped; ugly duckling Benny becomes a swan, and true love almost conquers all. Everybody has a colorful way with words, and if the prose is sometimes careless, this is still Irish storytelling at its contemporary best; small flaws are easily overlooked in a book that is itself so generous. BOMC featured selection. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Bantam Audio Pub.,1991
Edition Abridged.
Contributors Flanagan, Fionnula, 1941-
Participants/Performers Performed by Fionnula Flanagan.
Language English
Notes Abridged from the author's book of the same title.
Description 2 audiocassettes (180 min.) : analog, Dolby processed ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
ISBN 0553452703 :
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