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Nights of Rain and Stars
Nights of Rain and Stars
Author: Maeve Binchy
Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia anna.  From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together....
ISBN-13: 9781552784310
ISBN-10: 1552784312
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 327
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Publisher: Webcom (Canada)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
I love Binchy but I think she rushed through this one. It just isn't engrossing like most of her novels.
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Helpful Score: 4
I usually enjoy Maeve Binchy's writing. This book was no exception. Her quiet study of the characters built a beautiful story of joy and sadness, tragedy and survival, and anger and forgiveness. Ms. Binchy's description of the Greek Isles gives wonderful imagery on which to build dreams for one's own exploration.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a beautiful character driven story. The narration was wonderfully done by Terry Donnelly.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great novel from Maeve Binchy! This novel is a story of sudden endings and new beginnings, of friendships forged in the face of tragedy, and of the nights of rain and stars that fall and shine over a beautiful island in a sparkling sea. In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes.
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Maeve Binchy as we have come to know and love her---characters you will never forget, places you think you were and want to return to...Fiona, the misguided nurse and Shawn her misbegoten beau, Vonni who left Ireland 30 yrs ago to live on this lyrical Greek island and now stays because she has become one with it...Thomas, David and Elsa, tourists whose lives are changed forever by their visit to Aghia Anna...Andreas and Georgi, brothers who are native islanders. Everyone has a story and you'll love them all with their foibles and triumphs. Enjoy reading this now and planning someday to visit your very own Aghia Anna.
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by MAEVE BINCHY. In a Greek taverna, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse, Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a tragedy when a pleasure steamer catches fire in the harbour. NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS is the story of one summer when Fiona, Thomas, Elsa and David all have to face the particular life crisis which first made them leave their homes and end up in Greece. With the help of Vonni, a middle-aged Irish woman who lives in the village and is now a near-native, they each find a solution - although not necessarily the one they anticipated
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In some ways quite a departure for Maeve Binchy, but still touching on the themes of friendships and homecomings.
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Not the best MAeve Binchy has ever put out but its ok.


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