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


    Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together. Fiona is a young nurse, trying to make her family understand her need to follow her own path. Thomas desperately misses his young son and fears that his ex-wife will come between them. Elsa abruptly left her career as a television presenter, but someone from her past refuses to let her go. And shy, quiet David is determined to make a stand against his overbearing father. With these four is Andreas, the taverna owner, who badly misses the son who left home nine years ago and has never returned." Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. With the help of Vonni, a middle-aged Irish woman who lives in the village and is now a near-native, they find solutions - though not necessarily the ones they anticipated.

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    ISBN 9780451214461
    Genre FICTION / Sagas
    Format Paperback
    Pages 358
    Publisher Date 2005-06-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Berkley Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 4.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Binchy, Maeve
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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    • nighte of rain and stars
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      i always enjoy maeve binchy's books, this book was easy to read, liked the bigger format, was easy to hold, but what i like most is her style. she really knows people, and her descriptions of places is excellent. i can picture in my mind everything she describes.

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