Creator: Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy (1940-2012) was an Irish writer, mainly known for writing novels dealing with the tensions between urban and rural life, the contrasts between England and Ireland, and the dramatic changes in Ireland between World War II and the present day.

List of published novels:

  • Light a Penny Candle (1982)
  • The Lilac Bus (1984)
  • Echoes (1985)
  • Firefly Summer (1987)
  • Silver Wedding (1988)
  • Circle of Friends (1990)
  • The Copper Beech (1992)
  • The Glass Lake (1994)
  • Evening Class (1996)
  • Tara Road (1998)
  • Scarlet Feather (2000)
  • Quentins (2002)
  • Nights of Rain and Stars (2004)
  • Whitethorn Woods (2006)
  • Heart and Soul (2008)
  • Minding Frankie (2010)

Tropes contained in author's works:

  • Are You My Mummy?: In Evening Class, a character only discovers her true relationship to a family member after being informed of this fact by those around her.
  • Missing Mom: In The Glass Lake, Kit's mother disappeared by the titular lake and committed suicide when she was a child. She later discovers that her mother is not dead, she had decided to abandon her family and run off to England to start a new life with her former lover and had changed her name.