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Designing Books


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Chip Kidd and Steven Heller Chip Kidd is weird and inspirational at the same time. He is a graphic designer that traveled to New York, only to be offered a job at a publishing company. His job, when it comes to books, is to ask “what do stories look like?” Perhaps the most commonly used bad design is putting a picture of the title on something. It is like showing a picture of an apple and putting the word apple underneath it (as if we don’t know what the object is). He said that the book designer is three fold: to the reader, to the publisher, and to the author. The book cover has to reflect the contents of the

book. For instance, the book Naked has a book jacket that allows you to literally take the pants off the book. Chip Kidd ends his presentation with a picture of the covers via e-readers, but stands firmly beside his love of printed books. I thought this was a very entertaining video. Something as simple as a book jacket can have so much meaning and interaction. This made clear that the most obvious difference between a good cover and a bad cover is the way the imagery reflects what is inside. Starting this project without having watched this, I probably would have been

one of those people to put an apple on a page with the word underneath. My questions to Chip would be about the methodologies of creating a book cover. Is it best to focus on a central character? How can you show a scene without describing it? Do certain types of imagery draw in different customers?

Steven Heller talks about Paul Rand’s Books. Paul Rand was designed many of his book jackets and covers in the 1950s60s. Abacus as a photogram was done in 1948 which was a “radical departure” from the other type of books at this time. Rand’s work was based on abstract art. He used framing and cropping to shift the focus. The text should work with any illustration, photos, or other art. Steven Heller mentions multiple times how Rand’s work still looks very modern, and could have been made yesterday. It’s about conceptualization. Paul Rand signed a lot of his

work, making it more like art. Goodbye Columbus used lipstick and a kiss from a friend to demonstrate a book full of sex. Heller describes Rand as liking to draw, just not realistically. He also utilizes, like in many of his children’s books, cutting out colored paper in shapes and collaging them on the covers. The Modern Temper shows a silhouette of faces layered on top of each other, alluding to an angry temper, but not directly showing it. Paul Rand loves dollops of color, lines, and pattern. The process is all about considering all of the elements and making the right decision on how to

execute it. I like to compare my style to Paul Rand because of his inconsistency and willingness not to be perfect. Although planned and positioned carefully, his art does not line up perfectly, giving it a humanistic feeling. I think this type of art is more relatable because we are not perfect. If I could ask any questions of Steven Heller about Paul Rand I would ask about the genres of books. Does his art cater to the type of book he is designing for? What were the most successful book covers? Did they influence the sales of the book? Is it his name or his art that makes him so


Journal Entry

This Means That »semiotics: its about the tools, processes, and contexts we have for creating, interpreting, and understanding meaning in a variety of different ways. »2 basic ways of signs and signals: conventional (like the rules of the society of which we are a part), and natural (like having to wear warm clothes when it is cold outside). »Signifier and Signified: signifier= apple, signified= temptation »schematic: a diagram or other representation. Simplistic of formulaic in character »topographical: relating to the arrangement or accurate representation of the physical features of an area. ›inuit map: tactile instead of visual. It lasts longer, will float when dropped in water, can be used in the dark. etc »indexical: when there is a physical or causal relationship between the signifier and the signified, the non-arbitrary relationship that exists is said to be indexical. »Different symbols mean different things around the world: swastika ›is actually Indian swastika ›In hinduism and buddism it stands for good luck ›minor differences in the symbol, but very different meanigns »Messages are transmitted through a medium. The medium carries the message from the sender to the receiver. ›presentational ›representational ›mechanical »When we liken one thing to another we tend to highlight the features that interest us (a simile). ›this happens also with VISUAL COMMUNICATION (yay graphics) as we try and display ideas without spelling them out. Like putting a light bulb above a person’s head to show an idea. »Metonyms: rely on cultural knowledge. (Like knowing a fez is from Turkey). »Synecdoche: a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa. (Could be like using an Italian map to refer to an Italian person.) This reading was helpful because of the use of terminology. It simplified common forms of communication and explained how they worked.


Journal Entry

Visit a Bookstore I visited Signs of Life at 722 Massachusetts St. I come here a lot to study because one side is a book store, and the other is a coffee shop. The books that are displayed near the front are generally the better graphically designed books. There are various shelves, swiveling displays, and signage to draw your attention in. The books least designed

tended to be on the shelves in the back. When they are displayed on shelves the books sort of blend together in my opinion. My favorite books were displayed near the front door. They were classic books with similar, redesigned covers, making old books feel new. Yes, I just judged a book by its cover. Let’s be real, everyone does it.

Inspiration


Journal Entry

Jessica Hische

A senior project she was a board game about divorce. It’s kind of like the game of Life, except it was about leaving high school with the least amount of emotional baggage. Jessica started out making her own type because she didn’t have enough money to by some. Jessica works mostly in Adobe Illustrator. Becoming a letter-er you will have to be aware of legibility. You have to play to the people that will have the hardest time reading it. What seems obvious to you probably won’t be obvious to everyone. Illustration is quite different from design because there are actual venues to show it in. Design is really based off the word of mouth. Jessica found it easier to break through doing illustration. She talks about Louise Fili, a beautiful designer that is very connected in the art world. She went in to meet Louise thinking Louise wanted to just know what ‘today’s’ young artists did. But Jessica was offered a job that day. She worked a lot on food and wine design. These type of labels helped her realize what is appropriate and when it’s appropriate. Lettering and type is different. Lettering is words that are made for a specific reason. If you rearranged lettering, it could very well turn out like crap. Type design is the alphabets that will probably be converted to fonts. Advertising can be very laid out. She explains that if you are hired to do specific projects by a company, they could very well give you lots of parameters and have an idea what it should look like. She explains that something as little as a 2x2 illustration in the New York Times got her new fame than something that helped paid her rent for multiple

months. It all depends on who you work for. After working specifically with just type or just illustration, Jessica started to combine both of her skills. She starts out with sketches before photographing it or putting it into illustrator. Nickelodeon even sent her a project with pre-sketches and she just refines them. Jessica said she enjoys the making as much as the thinking. She describes working for charities; it is kind of what you want to make it since they aren’t paying you. That is encouraging and makes the design even better because we want to impress. Jessica did a project that had to do with drawing all kinds of penguins with different personalities essentially. This 100% reminded me of Tad’s animal project and how we drew hundreds of animals. I wanted to tear my hair out at the time, but looking back at it now it was pretty cool/helpful. When Jessica started doing just typography she realized that what she learned working with Louise really influenced her work now. I think this is good advice because what may be an unexpected or frustrating job at the time can really pay off later. Jessica describes her process. Draws strokes first with pen tool and a mouse. Does not use Wacom tablet. She adds ‘fluffy junk’ to it. Adds color. She is a computer workerher sketches by hand are pretty rough. Having physical copies of her work is important to her. She works with making a letter towards an alphabet everyday to ensure that she is doing type projects everyday. This is called the daily drop cap.


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Louise Fili Louise Fili is a talented designer. She has experience in logos, posters, postage, branding, restaurants, and books. She received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators and New York Art Directors club, along with many other high end awards. To me, her art is very romantic

and sweet. The colors tend to be subdued and her letter forms are rounded and unique. Some of her branding leans towards being more corporate with dark colors and harder edges. In 2004 she was inducted into the Art Directors Hall of Fame.


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Erik Spiekermann My favorite thing that Erik said was how he thought it was funny people are just now discovering grids. He talked about the idea that now we see a lot of colors on screen, where our color options are infinite. But he describes how he comes from a time that adding color meant adding money. Perhaps using black and white is ok- something that I feel like we don’t utilize very often (since we have the endless options.) Erik

talks about how excited he is that people are discovering the possibilities of graphic design- such as color, position, etc. He says even though it has been around for so long, it is great when they make the discovery. It is a break through for them. Erik considers himself a typographer. A typographic designer starts by looking at the copy. A graphic designer has an image in their head.

They are less focused on the type. Typographers work through leading, spacing, and with things as small as footnotes on the page. Every decision brings another decision, so despite the fact that it is art, design becomes very logical. If you are good at it, you can take a design and take it out of its context and it could be great. Erik says he is flattered when he sees his type in different places.

He says he may not do it himself, but recognizes the ‘guts’ it takes for people to try it. People will always use wrong stuff or uses it too much. It is all part of the territory; we’ve always had way more than we need. Erik is very positive and acknowledges that you should let people use things in their own way because it is a type of expression. Who are we to stop them?


Initial Research

word lists, summaries, picture searches


18 Good Book Covers 1) Does it use a photo, illustration, collage, juxtaposition, type only... 2) Do you think cover is based on a character, place, object from the story 3) Would you consider the cover traditional, contemporary, vintage, futuristic (vintage or scientific: jetsons or tron), mysterious, romantic, fantasy. 4) Execution is the image altered (colorized, bit-mapped, saturated...), juxtaposed (two images placed next to each other to create a new meaning), cropped, framed/boarder, layered, collaged, title as a label, hand-drawn... 6) What emotion, feeling, tone does the cover project?

Why are these already good covers?


Illustrated Covers

Illustrated

Illustrated

Illustrated

Based off place

Based off place, object (planes)

Based off objects, chair

Cover is medieval, fantasy

Cover is modern, contemporary

Cover is basic, contemporary

Hand-drawn. framed to see top of the house and sky.

Layered. Basic colors, saturated, vector

Hand-drawn, or by printmaker

Emotion- Curious Feeling- Nervous, entranced Tone- Lurking, fiction

Emotion- Thoughtful, profound Feeling- Calm before the Storm Tone- Juxtaposition with title (peace vs air raid)

Emotion- Steady, Calm, Tranquil Feeling- Lonely, contained Tone- Specific significance, mediocre


Illustrated Covers

Illustrated

Illustrated

Illustrated

Based off Character

Based off place, event

Based off objects, time period

Cover is basic, retro, vintage

Cover is juxtaposed through color and placement

Cover is technological, raw

Possibly Hand-drawn. Elementary colors. Emotion- Curious Feeling- Intrigued, anxious to know more Tone- Unrealistic, fiction

Collaged, photographed

Possibly Hand-drawn, collaged, or by printmaking.

Emotion- Uneasy Feeling- Alarmed, apprehensive Tone- Conflict

Emotion- Frantic Feeling- disconnected, confused Tone- Historical, Biographical


Photographic Covers

Photographed

Photographed

Photographed

Based off character/persona

Based off place (glass castle)

Based off place, location (title)

Cover is like an infographic, contemporary

Cover is romantic, fairy tale

Cover is random, contemporary

High contrast. Gray scale, cropped

Juxtaposition (sled without snow), simple photography. staged.

High brightness.contrast level. cropped, graphed Emotion- Curious Feeling- Informatory Tone- Analytical, systematic, factual

Emotion- Hushed Feeling- Secretive, adventure Tone- Embark, playful

Emotion- Confused, disoriented Feeling- Incorrect, improper Tone- Problem-solve, issues


Photographic Covers

Photographed

Photographed

Photographed

Based off time, place

Based off time, place

Based off object

Cover is modern, contemporary

Cover is modern, contemporary

Cover is romantic, modern

Text overlay. High contrast, grayscale

Text overlay. High contrast, grayscale

Image is photographed, possibly layered with the text

Emotion- Secretive Feeling- Obscured moments Tone- Mysterious, mystic

Emotion- Secretive Feeling- Obscured moments Tone- Mysterious, mystic

Emotion- Gentle Feeling- Kind, obscured Tone- Change, and movement indicated by the strewn petals.


Typographic Covers

Illustrated, but focused on type

Completely type

Type based

Based off character

Based off characters

Based off character

Cover is comical, contemporary

Cover is traditional, only words

Type is designed as if it’s a speech bubble.

Looks like wood block printmaking, colorized brown

Cover is traditional, only words. Lack of detail/modern type suggests it is older.

Emotion- Energetic Feeling- Chatty/talkative Tone- Dynamic, spirited

Emotion- Bold Feeling- Conflicted Tone- Authoritative, important

Hand-drawn, colored purple, added type Emotion- Frenzied Feeling- Over-whelmed Tone- Hidden chaos, inquiry


Typographic Covers

Mix of type and illustrated

Type based, illustrated embellishment

All type

Based off object (milk), time

Based off object, poppies

Based off character (murderer)

Cover is beautiful, mysterious

Cover is traditional, mainly words

Cover is noticeable, scientific (data)

Title is label for milk, fluid text mimicking actual milk

Collage, put illustrated flowers on body of text and plain back splash

Type laid out, italics, bold, san serifs, basic color application

Emotion- satisfied Feeling- Informed, educated Tone- Knowledgeable, curious

Emotion- Mysterious Feeling- Airy, girly, loose Tone- Story, narrative

Emotion- Inquisitive, Serious Feeling- Eager, enlightening Tone- dangerous, educational


Create Word Lists »capture the content of the book »create a list that describes the object, character, or place »briefly describe the object, characte, or place

How can the treatment change the meaning?


Word Lists

The Author literate teacher instructor travel locomote publish inform short stories letter humble rural rustic village settlement crossroads war amateur inexpert detour

experience story tale poetic familial fellowship kin unit deceased dead mother novelist playwright humorous speaker columnist clever descriptive

best-seller accredited sibling educated tall stout reserved inspired famous successful identified well-known fiction light cunning apt

Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy was born just outside Dublin, Ireland in a small village. She grew up in Dalkey. Binchy went to school at the University College in Dublin and went to work as a teacher. She taught and lived abroad in Israel where she started writing letters home to her father telling what it was like to live in a country so close to war. He sold one of the letters for 18 pounds- 2 pounds more than she was getting paid for her teaching job. She continued then as a writer of short stories, novels, plays and more.


Word Lists

Characters motherly maternal kind giving naive hopeful strong pretty intelligent primitive affectionate baker home maker priorities loved helper master subdued unique

traveler trusting genuine talkative gabby social Irish familial supportive understanding assistance business encouraging tired played broken heart blind love sister

Marilyn and Ria caregiver inspiring unique resourceful adequate revived independent yet, dependent efficient successful endurance

Marilyn Vine has short auburn hair because it is easy to manage. She is very precise and orderly; her personality comes off as distant and cold because the death of her teenage son in the past few years. She is in her 40s and having marital problems before the trip to Tara Road takes place. She got in contact with Ria because of realty dealings she had met with Danny Lynch about 15 years earlier.

Ria Lynch is the protagonist in the story. Ria has black curly hair, and slight fashion sense. After having a fairy tale love story happen to her in her younger working days, Ria marries the suave, handsome, and intelligent Danny Lynch. Their marriage is full of happiness, and they build a family together. Ria then is crushed to find out that Danny has had affairs, and fell out of love with her.


Word Lists

Place

Ireland vs America abroad countries distance Ireland America Europe North America journey homey busy crowded eclectic unique occupied active crafted vintage crafted aroma

bake food people experience mature grow secrets lies cheating flowers abroad fly safe haven secure harmless clean precise specific

nice modern empty lifeless lonely urban quiet calm stale tranquil undisturbed serene sorrowful sad unfrequented solitary

The main character Ria Lynch lives in Ireland. Marilyn VIne is from Stoneyfield, Connecticut; she live s in a college town. These women end up switching houses for a vacation in the summer. Each woman is trying to out run a secret unknown to the other. Tara Road is the name of the house that Ria Lynch lives in (Ireland). Marilyn lives in an undisturbed clean, sorrow filled home.


Word Lists

Objects Tara Road old fixed-up special homey bought sold playground vintage eclectic oldness secure canvas large beautiful molding curved stairs folding doors pantires sculleries side door garden beauty flowers

Ireland vs America emotional love hate confusion secrets lies dynamic active Palm Reader Mrs. Connor fortune fate undetermined precursor baby divorce job foreshadowing ominous correct miconstrued misconceive juvenile thin

haunted shocking truthful accept disagree signs augur Kitchen homey central baking food kettle coffee stress relief conversation focal remade job created constructed family centered reflective

With each new book, Maeve Binchy continues a remarkable progression of sales and audience growth, reaching fans of all ages and backgrounds with her matchless wit, warmth, and sheer storytelling magic. Tara Road, her first full-length novel since The Glass Lake, again shows her incomparable understanding of the human heart in the tale of two women, one from Ireland, one from America, who switch lives, and in doing so learn much about each other, as well as much about themselves. Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully

believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son’s death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to

have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria’s children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.a


6 adjectives Character intelligent primitive affectionate baker naive hopeful

Place abroad unique crafty homey cheated frantic

Object focal constructed gardened home-made ecletic loved

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Build a Photo Library »At least 25 high resolution photos »can be taken or found »find visuals that can be used on the covers

Are your pictures High Res?


High Resolution Photos


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Creative Processes

sketches, mock ups, concepts, refinements.


45 Sketches »Do not use the same idea or illustration multiple times »Scan in ideas by hand »Think of key words for every sketch »Create examples for the three categories ›Illustration (found or made) ›Photography (found or taken) ›juxtaposition (mix two images)

Note: These are ideas, not refined covers


Initial Sketches

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18 Covers Refined »do not reuse ideas or illustrations »make six for each of the categories ›object ›place ›character »create these in the computer »tell the story in an unexpected, thoughtful way

What Makes a Successful Book Jacket?


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10 First Pages »all ten completely different »not what you would typically expect as a first page »Range from traditional to crazy »make the page continue the mood the viewer gets from seeing the front cover

How can I continue the story?


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Ria’s mother had always been very fond of film stars.

It was a matter of sadness to her that Clark Gable had died on the day Ria was born. Tyrone Power had died on the day Hilary had been born just two years earlier. But somehow that wasn’t as bad. Hilary hadn’t seen off the great king of cinema as Ria had. Ria could never see Gone With the Wind without feeling somehow guilty. She told this to Ken Murray, the first boy who kissed her. She told him in the cinema. Just as he was kissing her, in fact. “You’re very boring,” he said, trying to open her blouse.

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Ria’s mother had always been very fond of film stars. It was a matter of sadness to her that Clark Gable had died on the day Ria was born. Tyrone Power had died on the day Hilary had been born just two years earlier. But somehow that wasn’t as bad. Hilary hadn’t seen off the great king of cinema as Ria had.

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Murray, the first boy who kissed her.

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Start thinking how the reader will interact.


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MAEVE BINCHY (1940 – 2012)

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Maeve was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her often clever surprise endings.

MAEVE BINCHY (1940 – 2012) Maeve was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her often clever surprise endings.

“Life was hard on people”

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Great storytelling, good development of characters.

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How can the treatment change the meaning?


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A remarkably gifted writer.

The New York Times Reading one of Binchy's novels is like coming home.

The Washington Post


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Maeve was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her clever surprise endings.

Maeve Binchy was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her often clever surprise endings. Her novels, which were translated into 37 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide,

“It will be different when you and I have a home. It will be a real home, one that people will want to come running back to.”

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MAEVE BINCHY (1940 – 2012) Maeve was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her often clever surprise endings.

A remarkably gifted writer.

The New York Times

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real home, one that people will want to come running

Reading one of Binchy's novels is like coming home.

Tara Road

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(1940 – 2012)

Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend.

The New York Times

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husband, Danny, and their

to terms with her only

two children. She fully

son's death and now

believed she was happily

separated from her husband.

married, right up until the

The two women exchange

day Danny told her he was

houses for the summer with

leaving her to be with his

extraordinary consequences,

young, pregnant girlfriend.

each learning that the

By a chance phone call, Ria

other has a deep secret that can never be revealed.

Reading one of Binchy's novels is like coming home.

The Washington Post

Maeve was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her clever surprise endings.

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By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed.

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Ria’s mother had always been very fond of film stars.

RIA’S MOTHER HAD ALWAYS BEEN

It was a matter of sadness to her that Clark Gable had died

to her that Clark Gable had died on the day Ria was born. Tyrone

on the day Ria was born. Tyrone Power had died on the day

Power had died on the day Hilary had been born just two years earlier. But

Ria’s mother had always been very It was a matter of sadness to her that Clark Gable had died on the day Ria was born.

Hilary had been born just two years earlier. But somehow that wasn’t as bad. Hilary hadn’t seen off the great king of cinema

somehow that wasn’t as bad. Hilary hadn’t seen off the great king of cinema as Ria had.

as Ria had. Ria could never see Gone With the Wind without feeling somehow guilty.

She told this to Ken Murray, the first boy who kissed her.

She told him in the cinema. Just as he was kissing her, in fact. “You’re very boring,” he said, trying to open her blouse.

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Maeve was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland, her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her clever surprise endings.

MaeveBinchy

New England unable to

Dublin with her dashing

come to terms with her only

husband, Danny, and their two son's death and now children. She fully believed she separated from her husband. was happily married, right up

The two exchange houses

until the day Danny told her

for the summer with

he was leaving her to be with

extraordinary consequences,

his young, pregnant girlfriend.

each learning that the other

By a chance phone call, Ria

has a deep secret that can

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Ria’s mother had always been very fond of film stars. It was a matter of sadness to her that Clark Gable had died on the day Ria was born. Tyrone Power had died on the day

Hilary had been born just two years earlier. But somehow that wasn’t as bad. Hilary hadn’t seen off the great king of cinema as Ria had. Ria could never see Gone With the Wind without feeling somehow guilty.

She told this to Ken Murray, the first boy who kissed her.

She told him in the cinema. Just as he was kissing her, in fact. “You’re very boring,” he said, trying to open her blouse.

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young, pregnant girlfriend.

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(1940 – 2012)

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The Washington Post

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Maeve Binchy

playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker best

her descriptive characters, her interest in human nature and her clever surprise endings.

Maeve Binchy

known for her humorous take on small-town life in Ireland,

“It will be different when you and I have a home. It will be a real home, one that people will want to come running back to.”

Tara Road

Maeve was an Irish novelist,

Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young pregnant girlfriend.

Reading one of Binchy's novels is like coming home. Tara Road is good storytelling. A remarkably gifted writer. OPRAH’S Book Club

The Washington Post

USA Today

The New York Times

Tara Road Maeve Binchy

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CHAPTER ONE Ria’s mother had always been very fond of film stars. It was a matter of sadness to her that Clark Gable had died on the day Ria was born.


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