Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novel, " Heart and Soul, " in addition to "Whitethorn Woods, ""Nights of Rain and Stars, ""Quentins, ""Scarlet Feather, ""Circle of Friends" and "Tara Road, " which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. She has written for "Gourmet;""O, The Oprah Magazine;""Modern Maturity;" and "Good Housekeeping," among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland.
"One of Binchy's best works. She harmoniously handles a diverse group of characters, the good deeds that characterize life in Ireland are believable, and the ending is sweet. One hopes to find Frankie in one of Binchy's future novels." --Susan Rogers, "Newark Star-Ledger" "Binchy's world view is a large, benevolent one, and the reader is happier for it . . . bless her big Irish heart." --Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis "Star-Tribune" "Maeve Binchy has done it again [with] yet another warm tale of individual growth and human community, [in which] she assembles a large cast of characters and deploys them with her characteristic playfulness . . . Binchy specializes in exploring human foibles without spelling them out in tiresome detail . . . There's a good chance that many readers, like this one, will consider Minding Frankie one of Binchy's best novels yet." --Maude McDaniel, "BookPage" "Joyful, quintessential Binchy." --Karen Holt, "O, The Oprah Magazine" "All across America, Maeve Binchy fans will be kicking off their shoes, making a nice cup of tea, and curling up on the couch as they re-enter Binchy's cozy world. The Irish author returns here to a charming Dublin milieu of favorite characters from past novels, with some important new ones." --Melinda Bargreen, "The Seattle Times" "Binchy is a national treasure in her homeland of Ireland, and her latest novel is a perfect illustration of why....Your heart will have no trouble recognizing the landscape [of this] touching saga." --"Publishers Weekly" "Reading a Maeve Binchy novel is like settling in for a cozy visit with an old friend. In vintage Binchy style, a cast of colorfully eccentric characters living in a snug Dublin neighborhood seamlessly weave in and out of each other's lives, united by family, faith, friendship and community....Readers will need a box of tissues handy as the good-hearted residents of St. Jarlath's Crescent prove that it does indeed take a 'vi