The Return Journey

by Maeve Binchy | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0440224594 Global Overview for this book
Registered by princess-peapod of San Luis Obispo, California USA on 5/29/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by princess-peapod from San Luis Obispo, California USA on Thursday, May 29, 2008
Nothing links man to man like the frequent passage from hand to hand of a good book."
~Walter Sickers

putting into my spring cleaning #2 bookbox

From Publishers Weekly
Not without reason is Binchy (Evening Class; Circle of Friends) most popular for her novels, as this unimpressive collection of short stories linked by the theme of travel-and-learn indicates. Although the time is now and the place usually Dublin, the writing is dated, dependent on such romantic-comedy movie devices as mistaken identity, switched suitcases, confidante becoming lover, the stranger who upsets all the old balances, the surprise presence of Mum at the restaurant of the out-of-the-way hotel intended for a tryst. The most promising of the batch is the title story, a series of letters between a mother who left Ireland and her daughter, the young woman who has gone there to see the village her mother grew up in. The characters here have depth and secrets not immediately apparent. The conflicts between mother and daughter mirror the conflicts the mother has about her homeland. Unfortunately, the remaining 13 stories touch on formulaic generational and gender misunderstandings. The characters are established early, the predictable

Journal Entry 2 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Monday, June 09, 2008
Taking out of princess-peapod's Spring cleaning box #2

Journal Entry 3 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Friday, June 20, 2008
Not the best book of hers I have read.

Journal Entry 4 by nuttyreader from Wichita Falls, Texas USA on Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sending to a BC friend who moved recently, Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by Lone-Star-Lori from Orange, Texas USA on Monday, September 15, 2008
Gift from another BCer! :)

Journal Entry 6 by Lone-Star-Lori at WBAMC ER in Fort Bliss, Texas USA on Monday, November 03, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/3/2008 UTC) at WBAMC ER in Fort Bliss, Texas USA



I really enjoyed this book. Maeve Binchy is one of my all time favorite authors.

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