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The Resource The lilac bus : stories, Maeve Binchy, (overdrive ebook)

The lilac bus : stories, Maeve Binchy, (overdrive ebook)

Label
The lilac bus : stories
Title
The lilac bus
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Binchy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The journey ... Every Friday night young Ron Fitzgerald's lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter, Mikey Burns, who plays the buffoon while his brother makes a fortune in the family business, to the rich doctor's daughter, Dee Burke, who is having a secret affair with a married man, have their reasons for making the journey. The destination, Rathdoon, is the kind of Irish village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when Tom's bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for them ... as each of their very private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on ... The Lilac Bus
Title
The lilac bus
Creator
Summary
A collection of eight interconnected stories features seven different people who, every Friday evening, travel from Dublin to Rathdoon on Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-colored bus
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Review
This novel comprises eight vignettes--scenes from the lives of people who travel home together each weekend from Dublin to the village of Rathdoon. On the bus, like commuters, they say hello and make dutiful, pleasant conversation, but they reveal little of their private lives, especially their reasons for traveling home so often. As Binchy examines Nancy, Dee, Mikey, Judy, Kev, Rupert, Celia, and Tom, she moves from character study to cops and robbers. For example, Nancy, a parsimonious, unpopular girl, is made to see how her penny-pinching reflects a meanness in her spirit. The source of Nancy's revelation is Celia's mother, Mrs. Ryan, the owner of the local pub, whose drinking has become a frightening problem. Celia must force her mother to realize her addiction and convince her to take the cure. Then there's the character Kev, who has become unwittingly involved in high-level burglary and office theft and comes home each weekend to escape the planned heists. Some of the situations portrayed come to rather pat resolutions, the characters aided by the counsel of family and friends. Other tales are less predictable--and richer due to a tinge of ambiguity. Sentimental in an unmistakably Irish way, Binchy's stories never fail to bring a smile despite the common troubles they portray. Featured selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. ((Reviewed Sept. 15, 1991)) -- Denise Perry Donavin
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015568
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
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800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
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stories
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Maeve Binchy
Label
The Lilac Bus
Link
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Publication
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  • "A Delta book"--T.p. verso
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Short Desc
The Journey -- Every Friday night young Ron Fitzgerald's lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter, Mikey Burns, who plays the buffoon while his brother makes a fortune in the family business, to the rich doctor's daughter, Dee Burke, who is having a secret affair with a married man, have their reasons for making the journey. The Destination, Rathdoon, is the kind of Irish Village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when Tom's bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for them... as each of their very private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on... <i>The Lilac Bus</i>.<br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Description
The Journey -- Every Friday night young Ron Fitzgerald's lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter, Mikey Burns, who plays the buffoon while his brother makes a fortune in the family business, to the rich doctor's daughter, Dee Burke, who is having a secret affair with a married man, have their reasons for making the journey. The Destination, Rathdoon, is the kind of Irish Village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when Tom's bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for them... as each of their very private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on... <i>The Lilac Bus</i>.<br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
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Popularity
371
Rating
3.5
Media Type
eBook
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm278037524
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148357
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Delta trade pbk. ed.
Form of item
online
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9780440337621
Isbn
9780440337621
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
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True
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o278037524
  • (OCoLC)278037524
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2047 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 418 KB)

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