Heart and Soul (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Description


With the warmth, humor, and compassion we have come to expect, Maeve Binchy tells a story of doctors and staff, patients, family, and friends at a heart clinic in a community caught between the old Ireland and the new.
Dr. Clara Casey agrees to take on the seemingly thankless task of establishing a clinic with little funding for a year. With her own plate full two troublesome grown daughters and a needy ex-husband she is still able to gather a wonderfully diverse and dedicated staff. And before long she has done the impossible, made the clinic a success and a aprt of the community. Now Clara must decide whether or not to stay.

About the Author


MAEVE BINCHYwas born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joinedTheIrish Times.Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982, and she went on to write more than twenty books, all of them best sellers. Several have been adapted for film and television, most notablyCircle of FriendsandTara Road, which was an Oprah s Book Club selection. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for thirty-five years, and died in 2012 at the age of seventy-two. www.maevebinchy.com From the Trade Paperback edition."

Praise For…


"Good-hearted [and] entertaining . . . [Heart and Soul] reflects a pervasive generosity of spirit [and] offers many honest pleasures." –The Washington Post

"Sweet indulgence. . . . Heart and Soul is a delicious delight." –Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Heart and Soul is a pleasant escape into an entertaining fantasy world across the ocean. . . . [Binchy] once again paints a delightful picture of Ireland that elevates the everyday joys and tragedies of her characters to ones of pure romance." –Woodbury Magazine

“A new Maeve Binchy novel is always welcome. . . . Binchy has a true gift of creating characters we either know or wish we knew . . . Heart and Soul creates a perfect escape.” –The Plain Dealer

“At the end of a long week, a long winter, a long economic downturn, [Maeve Binchy’s Heart and Soul is] exactly what we need.” –Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Warm and comfy. . . . Reading Heart and Soul is not unlike getting a hug from your mother.” –The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"Oh, the bliss. . . . Maeve's back, on top form." –The Times (London)

"[Maeve Binchy] knows how to fashion a minor drama into a crisis, and the book rattles along from one gripping story to another, leaving the reader with a satisfying glow. . . . It does exactly what it says on the tin: gives heart and soul." –Daily Mail

"[Heart and Soul] brings together the secret hopes and dreams of a disparate group of characters . . . with [Binchy's] trademark warmth and empathy." –Irish Sunday Independent

"Maeve Binchy's latest novel is packed as usual with wonderful characters. . . . Full of warmth, caring and commonsense." –CHOICE

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307278425
ISBN-10: 0307278425
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2010
Pages: 564
Language: English