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The Resource Firefly Summer

Firefly Summer

Label
Firefly Summer
Title
Firefly Summer
Statement of responsibility
Maeve Binchy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kate Ryan and her husband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irish village of Mountfern . . . four lovely children . . . and such wonderful dreams. But all that is about to change one fateful summer when American millionaire Patrick O'Neill comes to town with his irresistible charm, and money to burn. As love and hate vie for a town's quiet heart, old traditions begin to crumble away. . . . Patrick O'Neill builds the grand hotel of his dreams, with its promise of wealth and change. Loyalties are challenged, jealousies ignited, and tragedy strikes before the foundation is laid. Suddenly Kate and John Ryan's lives and family are bound up with the newcomer in ways they can never imagine. And Patrick O'Neill faces his own crisis of conscience and heart as the events he sets in motion take on a life of their own in a town that will never be the same again. Praise for Firefly Summer "The best Binchy yet."—The New York Times Book Review "Totally engrossing . . . unforgettable . . . an absolutely grand story . . . a lyrical and compelling family drama . . . Mountfern and its residents come vibrantly alive."—Cleveland Plain Dealer "The secrets hidden behind lace curtains, a young girl's first kiss, children's summer games, unexpected pregnancies, sudden deaths. She makes us feel as if we also know the place and its people. . . . One of those good old-fashioned stories that are as comfortable and comforting as home itself."—Philadelphia Inquirer
Summary
In the 1960s, Patrick O'Neill builds a hotel in his Irish ancestral home and disrupts the town's life
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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015565
Cataloging source
HCO
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Binchy, Maeve
Index
no index present
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800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Firefly Summer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:40ead864-f3e4-4799-a0ff-de2182b065c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780440337591
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Firefly Summer
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:40ead864-f3e4-4799-a0ff-de2182b065c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780440337591
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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