Echoes

Paperback | August 22, 2006

byMaeve Binchy

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"It was sometimes called the echo cave, and if you shouted your question loud enough in the right direction, you got an answer instead of an echo..."



Clare and David--divided as children by a rigid social code that branded her as shanty Irish and him as gentry...brought together as adults by a desire that knew no class, no barriers, only the urgent hunger of two people destined to love--and ready to defy a world determined to keep them apart.

Even at fifteen, David Power knew the echo would answer eleven-year-old Clare O'Brien's dearest wish, to win a school prize.  But it was years before Dr. Power's cherished only son saw in the huckster's daughter the answer to his own heart's desire.  Here in Castlebay, perched precariously on the seaside cliffs, the lines between them were clearly drawn.  Clare's only hope is to leave the town where time stopped, propelled by scholarships to Dublin, fueled by her own drive and brilliance, far from the insular, gossipy world of Castlebay and those in its thrall... Angela O'Hara, beautiful, insolated, a teacher trapped in the convent school, who risks everything to help Clare escape... Gerry Doyle, the town charmer who finds in Clare the woman he vows to have at any price... Caroline Nolan, the beautiful, rich outsider who comes to plunder...

For Clare, that was before the wild freedom of Dublin, and love. And David.  Before fate drove them back to Castlebay, and the past...

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"It was sometimes called the echo cave, and if you shouted your question loud enough in the right direction, you got an answer instead of an echo..."Clare and David--divided as children by a rigid social code that branded her as shanty Irish and him as gentry...brought together as adults by a desire that knew no class, no barriers, onl...

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"It was sometimes called the echo cave, and if you shouted your question loud enough in the right direction, you got an answer instead of an echo..."Clare and David--divided as children by a rigid social code that branded her as shanty Irish and him as gentry...brought together as adults by a desire that knew no class, no barriers, onl...

Born in Dublin, Maeve Binchy is the author of five collections of short stories and twelve novels including Circle of Friends, Light a Penny Candle, Tara Road, The Copper Beech, Evening Class and The Glass Lake.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 1.6 inPublished:August 22, 2006Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099498650

ISBN - 13:9780099498650

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Echoes by Maeve Binchy A well written and developed story with many characters and plot lines.om the first to the last page I was never disappointed.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Echoes Excellent! Took a little for the characters meld for me but once that happened wow!
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So close to real life Maeve Binchy brings us into a world we can relate to. Sobering.
Date published: 2013-03-07

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Editorial Reviews

"The Castlebay Mave Binchy creates is a marvelous place!"
--The New York Times Book Review

"Laughter and tears:  it's what Binchy does best."
--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Maeve Binchy is a grand storyteller... she writes from the heart."
--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)