Light a Penny Candle
Penguin Publishing Group
As a child, Elizabeth White was sent from her war-torn London home to a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It was there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she met Aisling-who would become her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism. Aisling's boldness brought Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carried Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents' chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth's friendship helped Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. Through the years, they always believed they could overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship. They believed they could survive anything, as long as they had each other. Now they're about to find out if they were right...
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|Grouping Title||light a penny candle|
|Grouping Author||maeve binchy|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-12-02 04:16:55AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-12-02 04:45:56AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780670428274|
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|display_description||Beloved author Maeve Binchy's first published novel, an engrossing coming of age tale about the incredible bond of friendship.|
To escape the chaos of London during World War II, young Elizabeth White is sent to live a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It is there, in the crowded, chaotic O’Connor household, that she meet Aisling—a girl who soon becomes her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism.
Aisling’s boldness brings Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carries Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents’ chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth’s friendship helps Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. Through the years, they come to believe they can overcome any conflict, conquer any hardship—as long as they have each other. Now they’re about to find out if they're right...
“A sumptuous saga.”—Harper’s
“Wonderful…a novel that could be mistaken for life.”—New York Daily News
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library Online|
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|title_display||Light a Penny Candle|
|title_full||Light a Penny Candle|
|title_short||Light a Penny Candle|