Circle of Friends (Mass Market Paperbound)

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This story is filled with romance, heartbreak, and the ups and downs of learning to love and trust new friends and love interests.

The main character Benny is a wonderful young woman who is clever and funny and often uses this humor to mask her own insecurity about her weight and, as a result, saves everyone from awkwardness and embarrassment-that is, everyone except herself. --Ella

— From Staff Picks - Ella


It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny--the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents...Eve--the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother's wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny--they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager's lace curtains...except their own.

It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor's handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision. Long-hidden lies would emerge to test the meaning of love and the strength of ties held within the fragile gold bands of a...Circle Of Friends.

About the Author

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Praise For…

"[An] irresistible invitation to share the lives of people who believe in enduring values."—Detroit Free Press

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440211266
ISBN-10: 0440211263
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: October 1st, 1991
Pages: 608
Language: English