Nights of Rain and Stars

Nights of Rain and Stars

Book - 2004
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Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together.

Fiona is a young nurse, trying to make her family understand her need to follow her own path. Thomas desperately misses his young son and fears that his ex-wife will come between them. Elsa abruptly left her career as a television presenter but someone from her past refuses to let her go. And shy, quiet David is determined to make a stand against his overbearing father. With these four is Andreas, the taverna owner, who badly misses the son who left home nine years ago and has never returned.

NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS is the story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. With the help of Vonni, a middle-aged Irishwoman who lives in the village and is now a near native, they find solutions - though not necessarily the ones they anticipated...

Publisher: London : Orion, c2004
ISBN: 9780752851662
Branch Call Number: BIN
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,23 cm


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Oct 26, 2017

As with all her books, utterly forgettable when you are done but hard to put down when you are reading it. She is a good storyteller, but in the end her stories are just pulp fiction with little to take away.

Aug 14, 2016

I am listening to the audio version of this book. While I tend to very much enjoy Binchy's work, and having Greek heritage in my family, I thought I would enjoy it. However, I am finding it tedious and repetitive and just wanting it to be over. If I was reading it I perhaps would have skimmed pages (or chapters).

Jul 05, 2016

it was my favorite too t hough i enjoyed them all, the lilac bus was less of a fav as was minding frankie and a few of the girls , loved all her earlier books

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 12, 2015

A departure from her early works, this short novel will still transport you—this time to a warm Greek island where four strangers come together, build friendships, and sort out their life crises. A perfect holiday read.

Jul 24, 2013

The authors books that I've read have several characters that meet as strangers and form a bond. She has a way of imparting wisdom between the characters that is though provoking.

Oct 01, 2011

An overly simplistic, formulatic story of four people who run away from their lives and meet on a small island in Greece. My first read of Binchy, unfortunately.

Aug 12, 2008

My favourite Maeve book! I have read ALL of hers and love them, but this one was amazing. Made me want to visit Greece.

Nov 08, 2007

Not as good as she usually is.

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