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The Resource Chestnut Street

Chestnut Street

Label
Chestnut Street
Title
Chestnut Street
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Binchy
Title variation
Chestnut St
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; "for the future," she would say. The future is now. Across town from St. Jarlath's Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Some of the unforgettable characters lovingly brought to life by Binchy are Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son; Nessa Byrne, whose aunt visits from America every summer and turns the house--and Nessa's world--upside down; Lilian, the generous girl with the big heart and a fiancé whom no one approves of; Melly, whose gossip about the neighbors helps Madame Magic, a self-styled fortune-teller, get everyone on the right track; Dolly, who discovers more about her perfect mother than she ever wanted to know; and Molly, who learns the cure for sleeplessness from her pen pal from Chicago . . . Chestnut Street is written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's extraordinary work and, once again, she warms our hearts with her storytelling. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide
Summary
"While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all ofits joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10300490
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Chestnut Street
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:678984eb-8036-4f64-977f-0a26b4b5bbfd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385351867
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chestnut Street
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:678984eb-8036-4f64-977f-0a26b4b5bbfd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385351867
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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