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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Maeve Binchy’s Legacy

Maeve Binchy “was so full of life, so funny, so interested in people, so good and so kind to all of us writers who came after her,” wrote Irish author Marian Keyes on, a website for Irish women ("Irish Female Authors Pay Tribute to Maeve Binchy," July 31, 2012). Michael D. Higgins, president of  Ireland, also cited Binchy, who died on Monday, as “a source of encouragement and practical assistance to many young writers throughout her career.” While many are familiar with Binchy’s novels, such as Circle of Friends or Tara Road, you may wish to sample the work of other Irish women writers she inspired.

Rosie Dunne by Cecilia Ahern

Someone Like You by Cathy Kelly

The Charming Man by Marian Keyes

Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deidre Madden

Francesca’s Party by Patricia Scanlan

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