Maeve Binchy is the author of Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words, and many bestselling novels, including A Week in Winter, Minding Frankie, Heart and Soul, Whitethorn Woods, Circle of Friends and Tara Road, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. Married to Gordon Snell, she lived in Dalkey, Ireland, until her death in 2012.
"Chestnut Street has everything that makes Binchy
special, in small delicious bites." --NPR "Downright delightful. .
. . Binchy eloquently exposes and explores relationships between
parents and children, husbands and wives, longtime and recently
acquired friends." --The Boston Globe "[The] prose is
lyrical, carrying the reader along like a lullaby. . . . For Maeve
Binchy fans, Chestnut Street is a gift bequeathed to the
reader." --USA Today "Reflect[s] Binchy's generous spirit
and realism about human frailty, never ignoring it but always
empathizing with its cause." --Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Maeve Binchy and the short story were a perfect match. . . .
Witty. . . . Heartbreaking. . . . Remind[s] readers why Maeve
Binchy was one of the most beloved writers this country has
produced." --The Irish Times
"Delightful. . . . Poignant. . . . The more you read, the more you want to read." --BookPage
"[An] extraordinary look at ordinary people as they struggle with family relationships, romances gone awry, and the possibility for a better future. . . . One finds here insightful observations about human nature--all with Binchy's thoughtful and loving touch that will be sorely missed." --Publishers Weekly "This set of previously unpublished linked short stories will warm the hearts of fans everywhere." --Library Journal
"Binchy was well-known for creating realistic characters who interact in ordinary ways, in ordinary places. . . . Her many fans are sure to line up to read this." --Booklist