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This Year It Will Be Different and Other Stories (Audio Cassette)
This Year It Will Be Different and Other Stories - Audio Cassette Author:Maeve Binchy, Fionnula Flanagan (Narrator) From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes a stunning new collection of fifteen Christmas stories with all the magic and spirit of Christmas, and filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. In all fifteen stories, instead of nost... more »algia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings.
The stories in this completely unabridged production powerfully portray many lives -- step-families grappling with exes, long-married couples faced with in-law problems, a wandering husband choosing between "the other women" and his wife, a child caught in grown-up tugs-of-war--during the one holiday when feelings cannot be easily hidden. The time of year may be magical, but the situations she describes are universal. And Maeve Binchy's writing. combined with Fionnula Flanagan's storytelling ability, makes us care about each one in this extraordinary collection -- on the night before Christmas, or anywhere, any time of the year.