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The Glass Lake

Binchy, Maeve

ISBN 10: 0385313543 / ISBN 13: 9780385313544
Published by Delacorte Press, New York, 1995
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Explores the unspoken language between mothers and daughters. Nice bright crisp clean copy of HB 1st printing. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2, 584 pp. Fine unmarked, in Fine unclipped jacket. Hardcover in navy/tan boards, in color illus jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 20719

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Title: The Glass Lake

Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st edition/1st printing..

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Synopsis:

An incandescent novel of love, obsession, and the secrets that take root in the human heart, by the author of The Copper Beech and Circle Of Friends. Lough Glass is at the heart and soul of the namesake town clinging to its shore. They say that if you go out on St. Agnes' Eve and look into the lake at sunset you can see your future. But beneath its serene surface, the lake harbors secrets as dark and unfathomable as the beautiful woman who night after night walks beside its waters. Lough Glass is home to Kit McMahon, in a way it will never be to her lovely mother, Helen, who does not fit in with the ways of the people of Lough Glass, and who found an unlikely mate in the genial pharmacist Martin McMahon. Kit adores her mother, but can't escape the picture of her, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face... or walking alone by the glass lake. Then one terrible night Martin's boat is found drifting upside down in the lake. The night Helen is lost. The night Kit discovers a letter on Martin's pillow and burns it, unopened, in the grate. The night everything changes forever.

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In the tradition of her beloved novel Circle of Friends, Irish novelist Maeve Binchey offers a wonderful old-fashioned melodrama with a contemporary cast of compelling characters. A sly, seductive, and compulsively readable book, perfect for rainy afternoons and late nights in bed.

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