Thorndike Press

Whitethorn Woods

  • Maeve Binchy
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  • ISBN-10: 1594132453
  • ISBN-13: 9781594132452
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 548 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released January 2008
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
A Today Show Book Club Selection

Maeve Binchy once again brings us an enchanting book full of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that have made her one of the most beloved and widely read writers at work today.

When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has an opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods. Not knowing which faction to favor, he listens to all those caught up in the conflict, and these are the voices we hear in the stories of Whitethorn Woods - men and women deciding between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future . . .


Customer Reviews

"An enjoyable peek into other people's thoughts, this new novel by a beloved author will make a good book group choice." - Library Journal

— Library Journal

"Binchy is at her best in this tender yet potent tale of a traditional land and people threatened and challenged by the forces of change." - Booklist

— Booklist

"Stories of greed, infidelity, mental illness, incest, the joys of being single, the struggles of modern career women, alcoholism, and the heartbreak of parenting span generations, simply and poignantly. Binchy takes it all in and orchestrates the whole masterfully." - Publishers Weekly

— Publishers Weekly