Tara Road

by Maeve Binchy | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by jamieh2003 of Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on 4/19/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Monday, April 19, 2004
eBay booklot bought for release
from amazon.com:
Against all odds, two newlyweds manage to buy the house of their dreams. In 1982, property speculation is beginning to be a big, big thing in Dublin--and their street is very much in an up-and-coming part of town. "They laughed and hugged each other. Danny Lynch from the broken-down cottage in the back of beyond and Ria Johnson from the corner house in the big, shabby estate were not only living like gentry in a big Tara Road mansion, they were actually debating what style of dining table to buy." But for its various inhabitants, the street is to become a boulevard of dreams--some broken, others created anew. Maeve Binchy has long proved herself a secure hand at multiple story lines, and over the course of 500 satisfying pages she focuses on Ria; her best friend, Rosemary Ryan, a beautiful, endlessly selfish career woman; Gertie, the battered wife of a drunkard; and several other intriguing women, each of whom has secrets not to be shared. There is even an all-knowing fortune teller who early on hints that Ria will travel and start a successful business--two things she knows are definitely not in the offing.
Yet after our supposedly happy housewife and mother of two is confronted by some inexorable home truths, a chance phone call from America will change her life, forcing her to discard her illusions about men, women, and marriage and start all over again. At the same time, the Connecticut caller, Marilyn Vine, has her own lessons to learn when she and Ria swap houses for the summer. Yet there's nothing remotely preachy about this novel--even the bad guys (and yes, they're usually guys) and beautiful mistresses get to maintain some appeal. Instead, Tara Road is a stirring look at the reality behind our consuming fantasies, and a page-turner to boot

Journal Entry 2 by jamieh2003 at on Saturday, May 01, 2004
Release planned for Monday, May 03, 2004 at N/A in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Released to a friend without a computer who will give back to me for rerelease.

Journal Entry 3 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Gotten back from my friend for release.

Journal Entry 4 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Friday, May 28, 2004
Back to Mt TBR as I'm going used book shopping this long holiday weekend

Journal Entry 5 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Thursday, June 03, 2004
Offered up on Casual Reader's Book Relay in the Hardy Har Hardcovers category.

Journal Entry 6 by jamieh2003 at on Saturday, June 05, 2004
Released on Saturday, June 05, 2004 at BookRelay in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

to lpree via media mail

Journal Entry 7 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Thursday, June 10, 2004
This arrived in today's mail -- thanks! I'm looking forward to reading it!

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