Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: New Maeve Binchy Novel!!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature of the Breaking the Spine blog.  It's a great way to share information about forthcoming books with other readers.
 This week's anticipated book:
 Chestnut Street   
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 
Publication date: April 22, 2014
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From barnesandnoble.comWhile she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now.

Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling.

My thoughts:  Like other Maeve Binchy fans, I am excited that there is another novel from the beloved author that will be published posthumously.  Last year's publication of  A Week in Winter left me feeling bittersweet because I thought it would be the very last novel from the popular author who passed away in July 2012.  Thus I eagerly await another chance to visit Ireland by way of Binchy's prose.

Which book are you waiting for?

Enjoy life with books . . .
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