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Light a Penny Candle - (Famous Firsts) by Maeve Binchy (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 592

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Family Life

Series Title: Famous Firsts

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Berkley Books

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: General

Author: Maeve Binchy

Language: English

Street Date: August 5, 2003
TCIN: 77262088
UPC: 9780451211439
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-0531


Beloved author Maeve Binchy's first published novel, an engrossing coming of age tale about the incredible bond of friendship.

To escape the chaos of London during World War II, young Elizabeth White is sent to live a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It is there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she meet Aisling--a girl who soon becomes her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism.

Aisling's boldness brings Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carries Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents' chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth's friendship helps Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. Through the years, they come to believe they can overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship--as long as they have each other. Now they're about to find out if they're right...

"A sumptuous saga."--Harper's

"Wonderful...a novel that could be mistaken for life."--New York Daily News

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