Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Honoring Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

This morning we were saddened to hear about the recent death of Irish author Maeve Binchy, whose books we have been ordering and enjoying for years. Binchy passed away July 30, 2012 at the age of 72 after a brief illness, but the stories that she created are sure to live on as over 40 million copies of her novels, short stories, plays, and works of nonfiction have been sold around the world.

Not long after we learned the news, a shipment of new books arrived, including Binchy's latest novel Minding Frankie. This book is about Noel, a young man who reluctantly agrees to take care of a baby girl, Frankie, (with the help of some family and friends) after her mother and his former flame passes away.It is a book full of heartwarming characters in the cozy and charming world that Binchy often created in her novels.

Receiving the new book was a bittersweet moment as we look forward to reading it, but also acknowledge that this is the last new novel we can order from such a talented author.

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