The Glass Lake
By Maeve Binchy
A missing woman, a lost letter, a daughter's secret . . .
a haunting novel of family and misunderstanding from the No. 1 bestselling author
A tangled, touching story of love, loss and misunderstanding from the No. 1 bestselling author.
Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, a place where nothing changes - until the day Kit's mother disappears and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face.
Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter and burned it, unopened. The night her mother was lost. The night everything changed forever...
Maeve Binchy was 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 joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, including TARA ROAD. Maeve Binchy received a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BRITISH BOOK AWARDS in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A. T. CROSS AWARD in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the BOB HUGHES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the BORD GAIS IRISH BOOK AWARDS by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012. Visit her website at www.maevebinchy.com
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23 Dec 2009
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THE GLASS LAKE is Maeve Binchy at her spellbinding best - you'll never want it to end — WOMAN'S JOURNAL
Maeve Binchy really knows what makes women tick. She crystallises their hopes, dreams and passions in her novels and now she has done it again in THE GLASS LAKE ... a marvellous read — DAILY MIRROR
She is one of the few writers who can pull at your heartstrings ... The author's great skill is to draw you into the world she creates, so that reading her books is like gossiping with old friends — DAILY EXPRESS
Maeve Binchy's work continues to inspire ... thought-provoking, warm and funny in equal measure — Woman
You can see why, for a legion of female readers, Maeve Binchy is a one-woman opiate of the people — Evening Standard
Binchy is a consummate storyteller who involves the reader in the world she creates... Binchy is a Dickens: she writes about the dilemmas of human beings with a backdrop which describes the manners and morals of a society — IRISH TIMES
Drama, humour, warmth and great characters - it's what we expect from Maeve Binchy, one of the world's best-loved writers — WOMAN'S WEEKLY