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Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends
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ISBN-13: 9780340551332
ISBN-10: 034055133X
Publication Date: 1991
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Book Type: Paperback
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A very good read centered in Ireland. Story of a young woman coming of age and her first love. I loved the book more than the movie.
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I haven't read this book yet, but I somehow have two of them, so am selling one of them. Here are a couple of editorial reviews.

From Publishers Weekly
Loyal friends Benny and Eve, young women who grew up together in an Irish village, find their relationship tested by the new friendships, romances and opportunities that develop at a Dublin university. According to PW , Binchy's characters have "a colorful way with words, and if the prose is sometimes careless, this is still Irish storytelling at its contemporary best."
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From School Library Journal
YA-- Binchy transports readers to the village of Knockglen in Ireland to meet Benny, the only child of doting parents; Eve Malone, an orphan raised by nuns; and a host of local characters. The girls form a lasting friendship that continues when they go on to college in Dublin. There they meet beautiful Nan, who tries to hide her poor background and drunken father; Jack Foley, a doctor's son; and all their university friends. Provincial Knockglen and fast-paced Dublin become intertwined as the girls try to exist in both worlds. A wonderful, readable story of successes and disappointments, intrigues and loyalty, families and friendships, this novel demonstrates that testing values, maintaining relationships, and coming of age are universal struggles.