Tara Road

Tara Road

Book - 2000
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Thanks to a chance phone call, Ria from Dublin and Marilyn from New England switch houses for the summer with extraordinary results when they are drawn into lifestyles vastly different from their own.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, 2000, ©1998
ISBN: 9780440235590
0440235596
Branch Call Number: F Binchy
Characteristics: 648 pages ;,18 cm

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reinelune
Dec 20, 2019

Given by MO'C, she doesn't read Bnchy, but I enjoyed story of Ria (Maria) and Danny Lynch.

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LauraSteinert
Nov 20, 2019

THIS IS A MUST READ!
My favorite "literary fiction" of 2002 to 2019. NOT overwritten. NOT soft porn. NOT heaped with nonsense descriptions and endless adjectives. The story of a marriage, a woman's friends and family (not always perfect, but you get what you get), and a spur of the moment decision when the world has fallen from under her feet. Ria is one of the most endearing and engaging characters I've ever "met." She is so wrapped up in her own happiness and the perfect house and family that she doesn't see it is all an illusion. ALL the characters are interesting in this novel (and it is a novel not just a book), and ALL the complications are completely believable. The pages just fly by.

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mogie
Aug 16, 2013

This one was particularly difficult to get into. The first half of the book was very slow moving. If this was my first Binchy book I would have given up on it. I spent too much time waiting for the shoe to drop. Once it got going I enjoyed it, though. It was not my favourite by any means. I found the characters a bit over the top soapy and was annoyed with them as well.

kantoni Sep 12, 2009

I read this book back in 2004. When I watched The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Jack Black, I couldn't help thinking that that movie was based on this book.

KHaney Mar 19, 2008

A very slow film. Unrealistic romance. Not recommended.

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AnamCara
Oct 29, 2007

Maeve's books are hard to put down once you start reading them.

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