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Tara Road.

Thanks to a chance phone call, Ria from Dublin and Marilyn from New England switch houses for the summer with extraordinary results when they are drawn into lifestyles vastly different from their own.

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  • "Thanks to a chance phone call, Ria from Dublin and Marilyn from New England switch houses for the summer with extraordinary results when they are drawn into lifestyles vastly different from their own."@en
  • "A chance phone call brings two strangers together.. they decide to exchange homes for the summer and find themselves borrowing something from each others lives in the process."@en
  • "Two women--one American, the other Irish-- trade houses for the summer and the resulting change of scenery helps them remake their lives. The American is Marilyn of Connecticut, mourning the death of her son, the Irish woman is Ria of Dublin, a mother of two, whose husband had an affair and made the woman pregnant. By the author of The Glass Lake."@en
  • "Two women--one American, the other Irish-- trade houses for the summer and the resulting change of scenery helps them remake their lives. The American is Marilyn of Connecticut, mourning the death of her son, the Irish woman is Ria of Dublin, a mother of two, whose husband had an affair and made the woman pregnant. By the author of The Glass Lake."
  • "Ria Lynch's ramshackle house is filled with friends and family. Marilyn Vine lives in a college town, absorbed in her career and fiercely independent. Unlikely friends. A chance phone call brings them together and they decide to exchange homes for the summer. When they eventually meet, they find their lives have altered together."@en
  • "Thanks to a chance phone call, Ria from Dublin and Marilyn from New England switch houses for the summer with extraordinary results when they are drawn into lifestyles vastly different than their own."@en
  • ""Two women, Ria from Tara Road in Dublin, and Marilyn, a New Englander, learn to cope with the crises in their lives and find the strength to go on when they trade homes for the summer.""@en
  • "RIA LIVED ON TARA ROAD IN DUBLIN WITH HER DASHING HUSBAND, DANNY, AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN. SHE FULLY BELIEVED SHE WAS HAPPILY MARRIED, RIGHT UP UNTIL THE DAY DANNY TOLD HER HE WAS LEAVING HER TO BE WITH HIS YOUNG-PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. BY A CHANCE PHONE CALL, RIA MEETS MARILYN, A WOMAN FROM NEW ENGLAND UNABLE TO COME TO TERMS WITH HER ONLY SON'S DEATH AND NOW SEPARATED FROM HER HUSBAND. THE TWO WOMEN EXCHANGE HOUSES FOR THE SUMMER WITH EXTRAORDINARY CONSEQUENCES, EACH LEARNING THAT THE OTHER HAS A DEEP SECRET THAT CAN NEVER BE REVEALED. DRAWN INTO LIFESTYLES VASTLY DIFFERING FROM THEIR OWN, AT FIRST EACH RESENTS THE NEWS OF HOW WELL THE OTHER IS GETTING ON. RIA SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME QUITE A HOSTESS, ENTERTAINING HALF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHICH AT FIRST IRRITATES THE RESERVED AND WITHDRAWN MARILY, A WOMAN WHO HAS ALWAYS GUARDED HER PRIVACY. MARILYN SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME BOSOM FRIENDS WITH RIA'S CHILDREN, AS WELL AS WITH COLM, A HANDSOME RESTAURATEUR, WHOM RIA HAS BEGUN TO MISS TERRIBLY. AT THE END OF THE SUMMER, THE WOMEN AT LAST MEET FACE TO FACE. HAVING LEARNED A GREAT DEAL, ABOUT THEMSELVES AND ABOUT EACH OTHER, THEY FIND THAT THEY HAVE BECOME, FIRMLY AND FOREVER, GOOD FRIENDS."@en
  • "Ria lives a charmed life with her adoring husband and two young children. She fills their large Dublin house with the warmth of gourmet cooking and company. But when the charm breaks, and her husband leaves her for a young, pregnant girlfriend, Ria makes an impulsive decision. She switches houses for the summer with an American woman. Soon, Ria finds herself in rural Connecticut, and the American enters Ria's busy Irish neighborhood. As the weeks pass, each woman will uncover secrets that could change the other's life forever."@en
  • "Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends, while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems like an ideal solution. Along with the borrowed houses come neighbours and friends, gossip and speculation as Ria and Marilyn swap lives for the summer..."
  • "A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation,Tara Road explores every woman's fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. "What if...." Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date. From the Paperback edition."@en
  • "A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."
  • ""Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean : one in a big warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England. Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find : Ria's life revolved around her family and friends, while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house house exchange seems an ideal solution."--Back cover."
  • "Two women--one American, the other Irish-- trade houses for the summer and the resulting change of scenery helps them remake their lives. The American is Marilyn of Connecticut, mourning the death of her son, the Irish woman is Ria of Dublin, a mother of two, whose husband had an affair and made the woman pregnant."@en
  • "Two women--one American, the other Irish-- trade houses for the summer and the resulting change of scenery helps them remake their lives. The American is Marilyn of Connecticut, mourning the death of her son, the Irish woman is Ria of Dublin, a mother of two, whose husband had an affair and made the woman pregnant."
  • "Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed."@en
  • "Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed."
  • "A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month ClubNew York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation,Tara Road explores every woman's fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. "What if..." Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.From the Paperback edition."@en
  • "Two women, one Irish the other American, set up a home exchange business that leads to the unveiling of secrets as their unlikely and touching friendship changes lives around them."@en

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