Vintage Maeve

Maeve Bienchy is one of my favorite authors and after she died in 2012 I had to come to terms with the fact that she wouldn’t write another book. That’s why I was delighted to find an anthology of her short stories in an Arizona bookstore. A Few of the Girls is vintage Maeve and is lovely to just pick up and read whenever I have a few minutes. As always Maeve’s narratives are about ordinary people dealing with circumstances and questions that many readers can recognize. Resolving things with a difficult relative, entertaining a demanding houseguest, handling a  child’s friendship with a rebellious peer,  wondering how to make badly needed changes to our personal or work life, going on a diet, or kindly advising a friend who is clearly making bad choices. In her gentle way Maeve helps us see these problems from a new perspective all the while engaging us with her finely drawn characters and good stories.

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