Whitethorn Woods

Whitethorn Woods

eBook - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
A New York Times Bestseller

"Love, longing, and rich scenes of daily life.... What could be sweeter than a trip to an Irish village packed with robust native characters." —The Christian Science Monitor

When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann’s Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Ann’s for generations to share their dreams and fears, and speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it’s a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed.
 
Father Flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, as the men and women of Whitethorn Woods must decide between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future.

Baker & Taylor
When a new highway is planned that will bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, the town's inhabitants are divided on whether or not the town will benefit or suffer from the construction, while Father Flynn worries about the fate of St. Ann's Well, an age-old shrine on the edge of the woods that is slated for destruction. Reader's Guide available. 400,000 first printing.

Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780307267443
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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matcat44
Sep 16, 2017

Almost like a book of short stories. Some were connected, but there were so many characters, so many stories, I lost track of who was who. Not very enjoyable for me, which was disappointing as Maeve Binchy is one of my favourite authors.

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Cabby
Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

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AnamCara
Oct 20, 2007

As usual Maeve didn't disappoint. I have read almost all of her books and they have all been good reads. Her character development is really good and she brings in current events of Ireland into the story. There really was a shrine/well that was threatened by road construction. She also weaves the basic emotions and needs of people throughout her stories.

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gailygirl
Feb 15, 2008

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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