Whitethorn Woods

Whitethorn Woods

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"When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann's Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Ann's for generations to share their dreams and fears, and to speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it's a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed. Not knowing which faction to favor, Father Flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, and these are the voices we hear in the stories of Whitethorn Woods - men and women deciding between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future, ordinary people brought vividly to life by Binchy."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition: 1st United States ed.
ISBN: 9780307265784
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 25 cm.


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Sep 16, 2017

Almost like a book of short stories. Some were connected, but there were so many characters, so many stories, I lost track of who was who. Not very enjoyable for me, which was disappointing as Maeve Binchy is one of my favourite authors.

Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

Oct 20, 2007

As usual Maeve didn't disappoint. I have read almost all of her books and they have all been good reads. Her character development is really good and she brings in current events of Ireland into the story. There really was a shrine/well that was threatened by road construction. She also weaves the basic emotions and needs of people throughout her stories.


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