Monday, March 26, 2007

Books III ...

Maeve Binchy is an Irish writer. She was born in Dublin in 1940 and was educated in a convent, in Killiney.

Later, she graduated in History at the Dublin University and has taught in several girls' colleges.

In 1969, she worked as a journalist for The Irish Times.In 1999, she got the prize " Lifetime Achievement"

" Uma Casa na Irlanda " , whose original name is Tara Road, reveals the readers the lives of two women, separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Both women have very different lives and realities. One in Dublin, the other in New England ( USA).
The book is centred in their existance and ideals, however, there comes the day when both need a total change to save themselves from despair, from the suffering...They arrange switching homes and with it neighbours, gossips...
Until a story which began with loss and suffering grows into a story of discovery, unexpected friendship and new hope. By the time Ria and Marilyn eventually meet, they find that they have altered the course of each other's lives for ever.
That is the change of their lives, the one that is going to transform their existance.

I read the book last Summer holidays, and not even the bright sun and the heat, have been enough to make me stop reading its six hundred pages.


Blogger Pedro Silva said...

Pensava que já não te lembravas do secretário mais eficiente que tiveste.
Tratei por prof (teacher) por brincadeira. Apesar dos teus 60 e tal anos, ainda aparentas um aspecto de teenager.
Bjs e Abraços ao Inácio!

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Blogger Pedro Silva said...

Aquilo dos 60 e tal anos era a brincar (just kidding !!)

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Blogger Patrícia said...

Teacher, I'll put some photos in our blog... But, then I'll put more, because I only have some...


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Blogger Friends From Abroad... said...

Hi teacher! Our blog is right now, I think... See it... Sorry for those errors... If it wasn't well, tell me again... :)


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