NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Compulsively readable . . . Like all her exuberant fiction, The Glass Lake is large, generous, and full of life.”—San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
Night after night the beautiful woman walked beside the serene waters of Lough Glass. Until the day she disappeared, leaving only a boat drifting upside down on the unfathomable lake that gave the town its name. Ravishing Helen McMahon, the Dubliner with film-star looks and unfulfilled dreams, never belonged in Lough Glass, not the way her genial pharmacist husband Martin belonged, nor their spirited daughter Kit. Suddenly she is gone and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, seen through a window, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face. Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter on Martin’s pillow and burned it, unopened. The night her mother was lost. The night everything changed forever . . .
Praise for The Glass Lake
“Remarkably moving . . . may be her most compelling novel to date.”—Chicago Tribune
“Mesmerizing.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
“You won’t be able to put the novel down.”—Cosmopolitan
Random House Publishing Group; September 2007
- ISBN: 9780440337645
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The Glass Lake
- Author: Maeve Binchy
In The Press
"A grand storyteller in the finest Irish tradition....She writes from the heart" -- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
About The Author
Maeve Binchy was born and educated in Dublin. She is the bestselling author of The Return Journey, Evening Class, This Year It Will Be Different, and The Glass Lakes. She has written two plays and a teleplay that won three awards at the Prague Film Festival. She has been writing for The Irish Times since 1969 and lives with her husband, writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell, in Dublin.