Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy, Edited by Roisin Ingle (Alfred A, Knopf, 2014)
This book is an enjoyable compilation of newspaper articles published in the Irish Times by novelist Maeve Binchy (a staple of public library fiction sections). From 1964 until her death in 2012, Maeve Binchy wrote regularly for the “lifestyle” section of the Dublin newspaper, as well as posting travel articles and news reports from locations around the world. Binchy’s observations of people and everyday life ring true in her unique voice, even for those of us who don’t understand her Irish references. If you’ve read and enjoyed any of Binchy’s novels, you’ll appreciate this final chance to hear Maeve Binchy in her own words.