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Tara Road

Maeve Binchy

Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends. A moving story rendered with the deft touch of a master artisan, Tara Road is Maeve Binchy at her very best-utterly beautiful, hauntingly unforgettable, entirely original, and wholly enjoyable. From the Hardcover edition.

Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends. A moving story rendered with the deft touch of a master artisan, Tara Road is Maeve Binchy at her very best-utterly beautiful, hauntingly unforgettable, entirely original, and wholly enjoyable. From the Hardcover edition.
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Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends. A moving story rendered with the deft touch of a master artisan, Tara Road is Maeve Binchy at her very best-utterly beautiful, hauntingly unforgettable, entirely original, and wholly enjoyable. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Terry Donnelly

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

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04:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:49