➲ The Lilac Bus Read ➺ Author Maeve Binchy – Landyshi.info

The Lilac Bus Each Friday, Tom Fitzgerald Drives The Same People Home From Dublin To Spend The Weekend In Rathdoon Nancy, Dee, Kev And Celia Each Has Their Own Secret Story, Unknown To Their Fellow Passengers And Of Course Tom Himself Has His Own Reasons For Returning Home So RegularlyOnce Again, Maeve Binchy Has Conjured Up A Cast Of Very Human Characters With Real Joys And Real Sadnesses, Portrayed With Her Trademark Wit, Compassion And Warmth


About the Author: Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born on 28 May 1940 in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, the eldest child of four Her parents were very positive and provided her with a happy childhood Although she described herself as an overweight child, her parents attitude gave her the confidence to accept herself for who she was.She studied at University College Dublin and was a teacher for a while She also loved traveling, and this was how she found her niche as a writer She liked going to different places, such as a Kibbutz in Israel, and she worked in a camp in the United States While she was away, she sent letters home to her parents They were so impressed with these chatty letters from all over the world that they decided to send them to a newspaper After these letters were published, Maeve left teaching and became a journalist Maeve married Gordon Snell, writer and editor of children s books When they were struggling financially, Light a Penny Candle was published, which made her an overnight success Many of her books, such as Echoes, are set in the past in Ireland Some of her later novels, such as Evening Class, take place inmodern times Her books often deal with people who are young, fall in love, have families, and deal with relationship or family problems The main characters are people whom readers can empathise with She passed away on 30 July 2012, at the age of 72.Her cousin Dan Binchy is also a published writer, as is her nephew Chris Binchy.



10 thoughts on “The Lilac Bus

  1. says:

    Big problem with this novel is it s NOT a novel It s a novella and several totally unrelated short stories, and nowhere does the book let you know that s what s going on So you read The Lilac Bus and there are interesting characters Then you start reading stories about other interesting characters and you keep wondering how the hell they all relate, until finally you go online and discover they don t relate A


  2. says:

    I think Maeve Binchy wrote this on one crazy acid trip She s writing this story and I m getting really into the characters and story, then zip they re gone SO she starts another story and I keep thinking that at some point they will tie in together Nope Another story starts then another She should have titled this a collection of short stories without real endings


  3. says:

    Some of the stories were 3 star, and some of them were better, 5 star Overall I felt this was a 3 star novel I didn t like how many of the stories seemed unresolved at the end, and especially the one about the wife who had invited everyone, including her husband s mistress, to a dinner party, I felt was too suspenseful, with no pay off at the end, a big leading up to nothing, just a cliff hanger left unresolved T


  4. says:

    I really liked Maeve Binchy s ability to weave together the stories of so many different characters without leaving you confused, only wantingThat is how I felt reading this book I always felt sad to leave each of her characters behind I enjoyed vicariously traveling on the Lilac Bus back and forth across Ireland and getting to look inside the lives of each of the eight passengers Maeve Binchy s insights into human


  5. says:

    Before I say ANYTHING, I want to say how much I love this author I have enjoyed all the books I ve read by her and I think I ve rated them very high.So, when I chose this book I figured it was going to be like any other Binchy Even after reading 1 2 the book, I was enjoying it I was wondering when she was going to tie in all the characters from the first part to the ones in the 2nd part.I was about finished reading a


  6. says:

    Too many unfinished storiesI really wanted to like this book, which started to tell the separate stories of the people that rode the lilac bus However, it added completely separate stories about people who had nothing to do with the bus riders or their lives Each story was only half finished Very disappointing.


  7. says:

    This is not a novel about anything At first you think it s going to be a collection of short stories about the characters on the Lilac Bus it s all going to somehow tie together but then you get to the end surprise You have no idea where that was all supposed to be going None of the short stories themselves even had an ending They picked up in the middle of some random characters day and then just ended The first few in


  8. says:

    The lilac bus reminded me, of which I had forgotten, how wonderful and light Maeve Binchy s stories are I loved that again, like in her other books, the characters were all connected somehow, and even in each of the short stories about the characters they all speak of the same events happening through different eyes.I couldn t pick a favourite character as I related so much to their stories and their look on life, the two


  9. says:

    I loved this book My friend Linda told me that it was one of her favorites by Binchy so I made sure to read it It is told from the point of view of several people who ride a bus home from Dublin to the country every weekend We learn about each person s inner life during a particular weekend I love moment in time stories like this when you are invited into a character s life at a particular moment and learn their story and th


  10. says:

    Review to follow


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