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This Year It Will Be Different (A Christmas Treasury) (Large Print)
This Year It Will Be Different - A Christmas Treasury - Large Print Author:Maeve Binchy In "A Typical Irish Christmas," a grieving New York widower travels to Ireland and finds an unexpected destination not just for himself, but for a father and daughter at odds. In "Pulling Together," a teacher not yet out of her twenties sees her affair with a married man at a turning point as Christmas Eve approaches. And in ... more »the delightful tale "The Hard Core," four unruly residents of a nursing home are left alone at Christmas with a difficult employee. But instead of disaster, the residents undergo a miraculous change of heart.
These stories, and almost a dozen more, powerfully evoke many lives--step-families grappling with exes, long-married couples faced with in-law problems, a wandering husband choosing between "the other woman" and his wife, a child caught in grown-up tugs of war--during the one holiday when feelings cannot be easily hidden. As the Philadelphia Inquirer noted, "Maeve Binchy's people come to life fully. They make you laugh and cry and disturb your sleep."« less