Nights of Rain and Stars

Nights of Rain and Stars

eBook - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
The lives of four strangers are forever altered when they meet in a Greek seaside village in this compelling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy.

Tourists enter the hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below causes these perfect strangers to become unlikely friends as their lives begin to entwine...

Fiona left her nursing career in Ireland to be with the man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany and her high-powered television job once she learned what the man she loved was hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his young son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.

“By the time the bouzouki players start up on the last page, you’ll feel you’ve known these people all your life.”—The Seattle Times 

“The sort of book you should take with you on a trip to the Greek islands.”—The Boston Globe

Baker & Taylor
In a small Greek island village, local residents and a group of international travelers are brought together by sudden tragedy, in a story of friendship, dreams, fears, and complicated relationships forever altered by shared experiences. Reprint.

Publisher: 2005
ISBN: 9781101210291
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Oct 26, 2017

As with all her books, utterly forgettable when you are done but hard to put down when you are reading it. She is a good storyteller, but in the end her stories are just pulp fiction with little to take away.

Aug 14, 2016

I am listening to the audio version of this book. While I tend to very much enjoy Binchy's work, and having Greek heritage in my family, I thought I would enjoy it. However, I am finding it tedious and repetitive and just wanting it to be over. If I was reading it I perhaps would have skimmed pages (or chapters).

Jul 05, 2016

it was my favorite too t hough i enjoyed them all, the lilac bus was less of a fav as was minding frankie and a few of the girls , loved all her earlier books

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 12, 2015

A departure from her early works, this short novel will still transport you—this time to a warm Greek island where four strangers come together, build friendships, and sort out their life crises. A perfect holiday read.

Jul 24, 2013

The authors books that I've read have several characters that meet as strangers and form a bond. She has a way of imparting wisdom between the characters that is though provoking.

Oct 01, 2011

An overly simplistic, formulatic story of four people who run away from their lives and meet on a small island in Greece. My first read of Binchy, unfortunately.

Aug 12, 2008

My favourite Maeve book! I have read ALL of hers and love them, but this one was amazing. Made me want to visit Greece.

Nov 08, 2007

Not as good as she usually is.


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