Tara Road | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Kim Campbell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Tara Road.
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Critical Review by Kim Campbell

SOURCE: “A Healing House Swap after Tragedy,” in Christian Science Monitor, March 11, 1999, p. 19.

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 Maeve Binchy's latest novel, Tara Road, has been included with 12-packs in recent weeks. The palm-sized insert intends to lure readers into the world of two women who decide to swap houses after tragedies in their lives.

But the book, a fast read ideal for the beach or a ski lodge, doesn't cut to the chase as quickly as its soda-can teaser. Like an easy-paced conversation, Binchy takes her time getting readers to the “extraordinary consequences” of the house swap promised on the...

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This section contains 425 words
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