A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection
They hadn’t intended it to be a full house. Dee and Liam had thought that their children would leave home one by one and come to see them on weekends. Wouldn’t that be nice? But Helen had never left; Rosie got married but not for long; Anthony writes songs and will be a sensation someday. And Dee wonders what she did wrong. Instead of enjoying her “old age,” she is taking care of everyone else. When a crisis occurs Dee takes charge and decides that something has to change—much to everyone’s surprise.
Beloved storyteller and internationally bestselling author Maeve Binchy left a treasure trove of unpublished short stories after her death. “Full House” is everything we’ve come to expect from Binchy’s work—a world of charm, joy and sorrow, where we return again and again to be instructed and warmed. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross Award in 2007 and is the author of many bestselling books including Maeve’s Times, Chestnut Street, and A Week in Winter.
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined The Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982, and she went… More about Maeve Binchy
“Delightful. . . . Poignant. . . . The more you read, the more you want to read.” —BookPage
“Downright delightful. . . . Binchy eloquently exposes and explores relationships between parents and children, husbands and wives, longtime and recently acquired friends.” —The Boston Globe
“Maeve Binchy and the short story were a perfect match. . . . Witty. . . . Heartbreaking. . . . Remind[s] readers why Maeve Binchy was one of the most beloved writers this country has produced.” —The Irish Times