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Circle of Friends

A Novel
Binchy, Maeve (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own.

It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends.


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Baker & Taylor
Portrays the uneasy association between beautiful, greedy jet-setter Nan Mahon and Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, best friends from a small Irish village.

Authors: Binchy, Maeve
Statement of Responsibility: Maeve Binchy
Title: Circle of friends
a novel
Publisher: New York : Dell, 2011, c1990
Edition: 2011 Dell mass market ed
Characteristics: 596 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: Originally published: London : Century, 1990
Subject Headings: Young women Fiction Female friendship Fiction Ireland Fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Love stories
Topical Term: Young women
Female friendship
ISBN: 9780345526809
0345526805
Branch Call Number: FIC B
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Apr 11, 2013
  • JCLDianeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Maeve Binchy is my go-to author for gentle reads.She writes about the dramas of everyday life. I found myself rooting for the main characters, who are all so different. There is Benny, the much-doted-upon only child; Eve, the orphan child who grew up in a convent; and Nan, who was raised to believe she deserved and could get a better life than she grew up in. I also love getting a glimpse of life in Ireland.

Nov 10, 2012
  • lozza1401 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A great book, I saw the movie and was inspired to read the book and I wasn't disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading her other books.

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