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Chestnut Street
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Chestnut Street



First edition.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Physical Description:
367 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
"This is Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Dolly's mother -- It's only a day -- Fay's new uncle -- A problem of my own -- All that matters -- Joyce and the blind date -- Liberty green -- The cure for sleepnessness -- Miss ranger's reward -- Decision in Dublin -- The wrong caption -- Star Sullivan -- Taxi men are invisible -- A card for Father's Day -- The gift of dignity -- The investment -- The leap of faith -- Lilian's hair -- Flowers from Grace -- The builders -- Bucket Maguire -- The older man -- Philip and the flower arrangers -- Reasonable access -- By the time we get to Clifden -- The women who righted wrongs -- The sighting -- The lottery of the birds -- Madame Magic -- Say nothing -- Eager to please -- Seeing things clearly -- Fair exchange -- The window box -- Finn's future -- One night a year.
"While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"-- Provided by publisher.
Families -- Fiction.

Family life -- Fiction.

Fathers and sons -- Fiction.

Gossip -- Fiction.

Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.

Pen pals -- Fiction.

City and town life -- Fiction.

Neighbors -- Fiction.