Nights of Rain and Stars Themes

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Complicated Family Relationships

In Nights of Rain and Stars, as in many of her books, Maeve Binchy explores in depth the theme of family relationships and the complicated feelings that result. Andreas's deep love for his son is apparent, but his stubbornness and pride as a father prevent him from righting the situation by writing to his son, whom he misses terribly. Adonis loves his father as well, but his stubbornness also keeps him from writing to him, for fear his father will see this as a sign of weakness. Yet, he yearns to hear from him.

Thomas loves his son more than anything else. He misses him dearly, yet makes the decision to travel for a year, telling himself it's better for Bill if he's not around to complicate things. Despite constant reassurance by Bill, Shirley, Andy and all his new friends that Bill needs him close by...

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