Tara Road Summary
The story begins with the author describing the teenage lives of Ria and Hilary Johnson. Ria is 16; Hilary is the elder sister. The girls also talk about their future plans. Ria wants to travel the world.
Ria gets a job at a real estate firm and one of Ria's co-workers, Rosemary Ryan, becomes a fast friend.
Ria meets a new member of the team, Danny Lynch, who arrives at the real estate office. He is attractive and charismatic and Ria falls for him immediately.
Instantly smitten with Danny and after dating for a time, Ria investigates his temporary home on Tara Road. The house is beautiful but in need of major repair.
"Tara Road was very higgledy-piggledy. Big houses with gardens full of trees, small houses facing right on the street. No. 16 was a great old house, Danny said. Falling down, damp, shabby now. Poor Sean O'Brien's uncle...
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Essays & Analysis (5)
425 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Campbell offers a mixed assessment of Tara Road, calling the novel “an uncomplicated tale.”
Diet Coke is a herald of new literature, it seems.
An excerpt from Ma...
779 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Slung offers a mixed assessment of Tara Road, complaining that the characters and situations of the novel are less compelling than those of her earlier works.
The bad things t...
687 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following interview, Binchy discusses her writing process and Tara Road.
Maeve Binchy proved as gracious and charming as her characters when she spoke about her latest book, Tara Road.
480 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Lanters offers a mixed assessment of Tara Road, faulting the novel for not being emotionally or intellectually challenging.
The dust jacket describes Tara Road as “a mo...
1,265 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following interview, Binchy discusses Tara Road, her career, and Irish literature as a whole.
Maeve Binchy is the author of Light a Penny Candle, Evening Class, The Glass Lake, The Copper Beech...