The Glass Lake

by Maeve Binchy | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0752882511 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggrovalskiiwing of Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on 10/22/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by winggrovalskiiwing from Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Thursday, October 22, 2009
just bought the book at a discount book store.

From Booklist
Lough Glass ("green lake" in Gaelic) is the one-street Irish village to which pharmacist Martin McMahon brought his lovely bride, Mary Helena Healy, before World War II. Dubliner Helen loved a man who had deserted her, but promised she would be honest with Martin and would do her best to love him. When Helen leaves in 1952, she writes Martin a note, but her 12-year-old daughter, Kit, knowing Helen was unhappy and fearing she has drowned herself, burns the note. Weeks later, a body is found and identified as Helen McMahon. Binchy follows the McMahons and their friends through the next 10 years: Helen (now Lena) poses as the wife of her feckless lover, Louis Gray, and builds up a successful employment agency in London; Kit, her brother Emmet, her friend Clio, and other young villagers pass through adolescence to university and professional schools; and Martin McMahon finally discovers a more comfortable sort of marital love with Clio's aunt, Maura. Weaving through these years are Helen/Lena's efforts to help her daughter and maintain some sort of contact, which spunky Kit first welcomes, then rejects, and finally learns to cherish. Another satisfying if sentimental read from the best-selling author of Circle of Friends (1991) and The Copper Beech (1992). Mary Carroll

Journal Entry 2 by winggrovalskiiwing at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (11/16/2011 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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This book is now travelling to the US. I'm so happy I was able to participate in the wishlist tag game!

Journal Entry 3 by wingjmsmomwing at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This book arrived safely today. Thank you for tagging me.

Journal Entry 4 by wingjmsmomwing at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Sunday, June 03, 2018
Good story. Liked the characters.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjmsmomwing at BookRing, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Released 3 wks ago (1/23/2019 UTC) at BookRing, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Sent in the G bookring.

Journal Entry 6 by Suezq60 at Lexington Park, Maryland USA on Thursday, January 31, 2019
Received as part of the "G" book bookring, sending it along.

Journal Entry 7 by ravencat at Buffalo, New York USA on Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Chosen from the letter "G" bookring (US Version).

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