Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

eBook - 2010
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Big, generous-hearted Benny and the elfin Eve Malone have been best friends growing up in sleepy Knockglen. Their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and to Freedom. On their first day at University College, Dublin, the inseparable pair are thrown together with fellow students Nan Mahon, beautiful but selfish, and handsome Jack Foley. But trouble is brewing for Benny and Eve's new circle of friends, and before long, they find passion, tragedy - and the independence they yearned for.
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781409049135
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (722 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Sep 21, 2020

Complex interwoven stories of (a few too) many characters trying to find their place in the world. Not my favorite from this author as not one of the women is happy with her life or choices. All the men are cads. Usually there are one or two characters to give us hope. Only the hippy girl and the Teddy Boy have any sense of purpose. Still, an engrossing book that I couldn't finish before bedtime, so I woke up at 4 a.m. to finish it because I just had to know how it all turned out. It turned our well enough that I got another hour's sleep in peace. :-)

Apr 09, 2019

Terrific Reading!! Loved it!!

Sep 14, 2015

ohmygoodness, this book. every single character was developed with such care and i fell in love with every single one of them (well, almost every single one of them, looking at you, you know who!). and Benny, oh, dear Benny. everything about this book was, from the details, to the story, absolutely wonderful. such an epic and amazing tale.

Aug 30, 2015

Perhaps my favorite Maeve Binchy novel of them all. Her books are written in such a charming and heartfelt way, you feel as is you're in the small Irish village watching as the storyline plays out. Wonderful!

Aug 23, 2014

Just finished rereading this book and enjoyed it so much. My favorite of all her novels!

JCLDianeH Apr 10, 2013

Maeve Binchy is my go-to author for gentle reads.She writes about the dramas of everyday life. I found myself rooting for the main characters, who are all so different. There is Benny, the much-doted-upon only child; Eve, the orphan child who grew up in a convent; and Nan, who was raised to believe she deserved and could get a better life than she grew up in. I also love getting a glimpse of life in Ireland.

Nov 15, 2012

It took some time to get through it because I found it very easy to put down at the beginning, put once one the plots took hold I quickly finished it and enjoyed it.

Nov 10, 2012

A great book, I saw the movie and was inspired to read the book and I wasn't disappointed. I'm looking forward to reading her other books.

Nov 06, 2012

This was the first book I ever read of hers, and I have been hooked ever since reading every one of her novels. Its a story about friendship and love, and always has a great ending.


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M_ALCOTT Jul 07, 2015

"The Wise Woman would get on with her life and stop dreaming. Then she thought how tiring it was going to be for the rest of her life trying to be the Wise Woman all the time. It would be great to be the very Unwise Woman on occasion."-Eve Malone, excerpt Circle of Friends

M_ALCOTT Jul 07, 2015

"Laborare est orare"-Peggy Pine, Circle of Friends; Translation: "Work is a form of prayer."

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Sep 21, 2020

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