The Lilac Bus: A Novel by Maeve BinchyThe Lilac Bus: A Novel by Maeve Binchy

The Lilac Bus: A Novel

byMaeve Binchy

Paperback | February 6, 2007

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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.
Maeve Binchy was born in Dublin. She is the author of five collections of short stories as well as twelve novels.
Title:The Lilac Bus: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.79 × 5.11 × 0.65 inPublished:February 6, 2007Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099498642

ISBN - 13:9780099498643


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always enjoyable The Lilac Bus is considered a novella. Tom Fitzgerald has a mauve bus. He painted i mauve on purpose. Every Friday evening he drives seven people from Dublin to Rathdoon. In this novella, Binchy gives one a tiny glimpse into each of their lives, their salient struggle and their inter-connectedness. I expected an ending but she doesn't offer one, perhaps underscoring the fluidity of the ordinary?
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wanting more... I LOVED reading this book, it was easy and a quick read, but it did leave me wanting more, I wanted more on the characters and their stories!! Guess that means it was GREAT, if the book leaves you wanting more!
Date published: 2011-01-19

Editorial Reviews

“Touching, gossipy and as warm as a feather bed.”
Sunday Telegraph