In a Greek taverna, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse, Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a tragedy when a pleasure steamer catches fire in the harbour. Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer when Fiona, Thomas, Elsa and David all have to face the particular life crisis which first made them leave their homes and end up in Greece. With the help of Vonni, a middle-aged Irish woman who lives in the village and is now a near-native, they each find a solution - although not necessarily the one they anticipated...
About the Author
Maeve Binchy is the author of Nights of Rain and Stars, Scarlet Feather, Quentins, Light a Penny Candle, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road (An Oprah Book Club Selection) and many other bestselling books. Maeve has now retired as a journalist and columnist for the Irish Times and lives in Dalkey, Ireland and London with her husband, writer Gordon Snell. She is a welcome visitor to the U.S. and an honorary citizen of Chicago where she was celebrated by having her own float in their St. Patrick's Day Parade.
"A big, sprawling novel, as charming as its natural-born storytelling author." Praise for Maeve Binchy and Nights of Rain and Stars "Satisfying and comforting."--The Columbus Dispatch "Engaging...Binchy's fans will enjoy this summery page-turner."--Publishers Weekly "A remarkably gifted writer...a wonderful student of human nature."--The New York Times Book Review "Reading one of Maeve Binchy's novels is like coming home."--The Washington Post"Binchy is a grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition...she writes from the heart."--The Cleveland Plain Dealer "Binchy's genius is transforming storytelling into art."--San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle "Binchy's tales combine warmth and spunk in a quintessentially Celtic way...In the field of women's popular fiction, the Dublin storyteller sticks out like a faultless solitaire on a Woolworth's jewelry counter."--Chicago Tribune "The sort of book you should take with you on a trip to the Greek islands."--Boston Globe"Engaging...Binchy's fans will enjoy this summery page-turner."--Publishers Weekly
Series: Signet Novel
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 28th June 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.9 x 10.87 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.21