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Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
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Feb 01, 12

bookshelves: ireland
Read in January, 2001 — I own a copy

I really liked this book. I followed the recommendations of a fellow Goodreads member. Maeve has done a good job in this book. The only thing that still bothers me is that Tara, the house, was a major character in this book, and yet we don't really get to creat an image of the house--other than the front cover. In Wuthering Heights for example, I could see the rooms the stairs, the entry hall, the kitchen. I could imagine the rooms and its windows. I could see it in the distance... Tara only had a a kitchen, the upstairs room, and glimpses of the bedrooms. That said I live in Ireland and I live in house very similar to Tara... not even that helped me.
Thinking back the only building I had a clear view in my head was the awful best friends house... I will not mention her name.
As much as I may complain about this, I have to say that it was truly fun to read. You live throught the Celtic Tiger years with the characters. As a newcomer to Ireland, I am curious about these years.
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