by Maeve Binchy
I finally read, with the encouragement of my trusty pal Sam the Cat, Ms Binchy’s last book “A Week in Winter” This was a classic Maeve Binchy: a collection of various characters, each with a life story, who come together for a week in a seaside inn. One cannot help getting caught up in the situations and the unique personalities of the players. It comes together in the end in a satisfying way, given that life is never exactly perfect unless you choose to make it so.
A MUST READ for Maeve Binchy fans. The books jacket tells us this was her last book before she passed away at age 72 in July 2012. I want to travel to Ireland and find that inn, or one just like it, with winds and waves, birds and caves, pubs and song and many diverse people.