Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Week in Winter

My heart broke over the summer when one of my favorite authors, who I deem my most favorite storyteller, Maeve Binchy, died at the early age of seventy-two.

I was so sad to think that I would never again experience a new book of hers, and I would have to just be content with what she had left behind.

I got my routine Barnes &Nobles newsletter this morning and low and behold... 1 final Maeve Binchy novel, something she finished writing right before her passing!!!!

Thanks Maeve, I knew I could count on you!

A Week in Winter will be released February 12, 2013.

Overview - from BN.Com

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father’s business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone’s relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions.

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