Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
(Oprah's Book Club)

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TARA ROAD is a moving, totally involving, and haunting story. It reminds us all that life can change in a heartbeat.
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A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club

New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation,Tara Road explores every woman's fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. "What if..." Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.


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About Maeve Binchy

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Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novel, Whitethorn Woods, in addition to Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, which was an Oprah Book Club selection. She has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland, and London.
 
Published September 4, 2007 by Dell. 658 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Children's Books, Computers & Technology. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 20 2010

Once again, Binchy (The Glass Lake, 1995, etc.) memorably limns the lives of ordinary people caught in the traps sprung by life and loving hearts.

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LA Times

Above average
Reviewed by Mary McNamara on Apr 26 2008

In fact, "Tara Road" is a classic example of what has become the Binchy genre--strong but mildly imperfect women facing down the obstacles conjured by society, the church, economics and charming but shiftless men.

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Reviewed by J.M. Higgins on Jul 18 2008

TARA ROAD is a moving, totally involving, and haunting story. It reminds us all that life can change in a heartbeat.

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