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The Glass Lake
The Glass Lake
Author: Maeve Binchy
An incandescent novel of love, obsession, and the secrets that take root in the human heart, by the author of The Copper Beech and Circle Of Friends. Lough Glass is at the heart and soul of the namesake town clinging to its shore. They say that if you go out on St. Agnes' Eve and look into the lake at sunset you can see your future...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385313544
ISBN-10: 0385313543
Publication Date: 2/2/1995
Pages: 584
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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They say that if you went out on Saint Agnes's eye and looked into the lake at sunset you could see your future.
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One of Binchy's best, I even thought it might end up differently for once! She just gets into her characters and I love that.
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This is not the type of book I would normally read, but I really enjoyed listening to this audio version. The story was quite good, which pleasantly surprised me. The thing I loved best was the performance by Fionnula Flanagan. She was spectacular. I highly recommend audio books performed by her. I have listened to a few other performers that made me cringe or got on my nerves, so it's good to know there are good ones out there.
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I always like to read new authors' books so when I kept seeing Maeve Binchy's name and the praise attached so often to her books I decided to try one. The Glass Lake sounded promising with its mystery of a mother disappearing one night. She left a letter on her husband's pillow but Kit, their daughter, took the letter and destroyed it.

I couldn't get into this book. I thought the writing itself was fine, better than most of the authors on the bestseller lists. But the plot seemed to meander too much for me and I have no patience for meanderings unless the characters are so interesting to make me keep trying. Here the main characters are two young school friends, and their lives as interesting are limited to me.
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Maeve Binchy never fails. This is another great example of her work. I couldn't wait to turn the page and follow the lives of her many characters. The ending was sad but understandable. You will definatly enjoy this read.
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If you enjoyed Circle of Friends then I would recommend this book. The Glass Lake is a little less lighthearted, but there are similar themes with children in a small town growing up to be young adults who discover Dublin and bring life back to their small town. Characters are complex, not black and white. Plot is fairly unpredictable. This book also contains a story about a mother-daughter relationship. I enjoyed it.
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The Glass Lake by M. Binchy was a good read. It had some thoughtful characterizations, beautiful descriptive passages, good plot turns, and some amazing things to ponder. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good book.
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It is a 10! Great book! Long, but not drawn out. It keeps you involved. Towards the end I found I didn't want the book to ever end! I wanted the story to go on with the people involved, their children, and grandchildren!

I recommend getting into your 'comfys', sitting in front of a fire on a cold winter's night and reading until dawn!