Firefly Summer


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One of the most popular authors in recent times, Maeve Binchy first drew reader's and critics' attention with Light a Penny Cnadle, then with Echoes. This newest bestseller tells about changes that take place in a charming Irish village when a stranger turns a local manor house into a luxury hotel. Firefly Summer will be followed by Delacorte's hardcover, Silver Wedding, in September.

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Mar 1, 2009

Firefly Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, and beyond

Binchy's book about a quiet Irish town is so dense that it is hard to know where to begin talking about it. "Clocking in" at nearly 700 pages in the paperback edition, "Firefly Summer" leaves no character unexplored or plot device untested, and luckily this exhaustive attention to detail adds to the narrative rather than dragging it down.
The plot centers around Kate and John Ryan, owners of a small pub in Mountfern, Ireland. Their lives revolve around their four children as well as keeping their small business afloat, but when a rich Irish-American businessman buys up the ruins across the bridge with plans to open a new hotel, the Ryans know that of all the residents of Mountfern, they will be hit the hardest.
"Firefly Summer" takes a wide view of this small town and all its parts, painting its geography and inhabitants so thoroughly that by the end I felt I had been there.
While at times the length of the novel felt overwhelming, I enjoyed following the Ryan family through several years and all their attendant joys and sorrows.

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