Dec 3, 2008

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we share titles that are soon to be released that we can't wait to read!

My pick for this week's "Waiting On" Wednesday is from an author who has been around forever yet I've read none of her books. Her name is Maeve Binchy and her new book is titled HEART and SOUL.
From Amazon: With the warmth, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new Ireland.Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She has plenty on her plate already—two difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her exhusband—but she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients: the infectiously cheerful nurse; the indispensable office manager who can’t quite manage her own life; the Polish girl who’s come to Ireland to put a bad love affair firmly in her past and the booming Irish economy in her future; the young doctor who has a special touch with his patients; the physical therapist who undertakes a very different kind of therapy involving a local priest and a stalker.Before long they manage to establish the clinic as an essential part of the community and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity.

Heart and Soul is Maeve Binchy at her heartwarming storytelling best.

Although the book has already been released and is currently #1 in Australia, the UK, Ireland and Canada, it won't be published here in the States until February. I'm looking forward to getting to know this most adored author.

Maeve Binchy
Publisher: Knopf
Pages: 432
Release Date: February 17, 2009


  1. It's funny...this author is wildly popular, and yet I've read nothing by her either. This one looks interesting...can't wait to read what you think!

  2. I haven't read on of her books in a while. I'll watch for this one. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. I haven't read any Maeve Binchy in years, but have enjoyed every one of her books that I've read.

  4. This is on my pile to read and is one of only two Maeve Binchy's I haven't read. Storytelling doesn't get any better than Maeve. She's a wonderful author.

    Laura Essendine
    Author – The Accidental Guru
    The Books Limited Blog

  5. I adore Maeve Binchy's books. Didn't know about this one, thanks for the heads up!


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