On Sale: April 22, 2014
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Fiction | Women's Fiction Contemporary
Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many
characters coming and going, and every once in a while she
would write about one of these people. She would then put it
in a drawer; “for the future,” she would say. The future is
Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in 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. Some of the unforgettable characters lovingly
brought to life by Binchy are Bucket Maguire, the window
cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect
his son; Nessa Byrne, whose aunt visits from America every
summer and turns the house—and Nessa’s world—upside down;
Lilian, the generous girl with the big heart and a fiancé
whom no one approves of; Melly, whose gossip about the
neighbors helps Madame Magic, a self-styled fortune-teller,
get everyone on the right track; Dolly, who discovers more
about her perfect mother than she ever wanted to know; and
Molly, who learns the cure for sleeplessness from her pen
pal from Chicago . . .
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