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Download This Year Will Be Different and Other Stories: A Christmas Treasury Audiobook (Unabridged)

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2.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 52.92 out of 5 2.92 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maeve Binchy Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes a stunning new collection of 15 Christmas stories with all the magic and spirit of Christmas, and filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. In all 15 stories, instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings.

The stories in this completely unabridged production powerfully portray many lives - step-families grappling with exes, long-married couples faced with in-law problems, a wandering husband choosing between the other women and his wife, a child caught in grown-up tugs-of-war - during the one holiday when feelings cannot be easily hidden. The time of year may be magical, but the situations she describes are universal. And Maeve Binchy's writing, combined with Fionnula Flanagan's storytelling ability, makes us care about each one in this extraordinary collection - on the night before Christmas, or anywhere, any time of the year. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Deb | 4/19/2011

    " Lots of short stories... women wishing their lives were different & how they deal (or don't) with that at the holiday season. Not religious except that it acknowledges the existence of Christmas as part of the holidays with New Years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 3/25/2011

    " I read this book every Christmas
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 3/7/2011

    " A collection of Christmas Stories. I enjoy reading Maeve Binchy but this was something to read, some good and some not so good. Maybe it was the time of year I read it, maybe if it was closer to Christmas I would have enjoyed it more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sheila | 2/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed it. It was a very good read. Love her story lines. "

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