Everything you need to understand or teach Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy.
The novel, published in 2004, takes place in modern times and tells the story of a shocking tragedy that impacts the lives of both the locals and a group of tourists. It is set principally in a small Greek fishing village called Aghia Anna, located on a small Greek island.
Andreas, the gentle old tavern owner, is the first to witness the tragedy, but is unwilling to accept it as reality. From his tavern high on the hill, he sees the fire down in the bay. He is convinced his eyes are playing tricks on him; it cannot truly be coming from the Olga, his friend Manos's tourist boat.
As he prepares his tavern for the day, he notices a group of tourists climbing the hill, turning in open-mouthed horror to stare at the bay. Their remarks confirm the awful truth: the Olga is indeed on fire. A few...
Nights of Rain and Stars Lesson Plans contain 121 pages of teaching material, including: