The Journey -- Every Friday night young Ron Fitzgerald's lilac-colored minibus leaves Dublin for the Irish country town of Rathdoon with seven weekend commuters on board. All of them, from the joking bank porter, Mikey Burns, who plays the buffoon while his brother makes a fortune in the family business, to the rich doctor's daughter, Dee Burke, who is having a secret affair with a married man, have their reasons for making the journey. The Destination, Rathdoon, is the kind of Irish Village where family histories are shared and scandals don't stay secret for long. And this weekend, when Tom's bus pulls in, the riders find the unexpected waiting for them... as each of their very private lives unfolds to reveal a sharp betrayal of the heart, a young man's crime, and chance for new dreams among the eight intriguing men and women on... The Lilac Bus.
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"A remarkably gifted writer... a wonderful student of human nature."
-- The New York Times Book Review.
"Maeve Binchy is a grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition of Frank O'Commortr, Sean O'Faolain, and Edna O'Brien... She writes from the heart."
-- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Maeve Binchy was born and educated in Dublin. She is the bestselling author of The Return Journey, Evening Class, This Year It Will Be Different, and The Glass Lakes. She has written two plays and a teleplay that won three awards at the Prague Film Festival. She has been writing for The Irish Times since 1969 and lives with her husband, writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell, in Dublin.
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Book Description 1987-02-19., 1987. Book Condition: New. Arrow Books Ltd. New Edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 200pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1767644
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, cover is different to the one on Amazon, 200 pages. "Touching, gossipy and as warm as a feather bed."-"Sunday Telegraph" "From the Trade Paperback edition." The lilac-coloured minibus belongs to Tom Fitzgerald. Each Friday night it is a meeting place for the same seven people who use it to travel home from Dublin to spend the weekend in Rathdoon. Each one has their own secret story, unknown to their fellow passengers. Once again, Maeve Binchy has conjured up a cast of very human characters with real joys and real sadnesses, portrayed with her trademark wit, compassion and warmth. "From the Trade Paperback edition.". Bookseller Inventory # 9586