Nights of Rain and Stars
Nights of Rain and Stars is a romance novel by Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy is an Irish novelist, newspaper columnist and speaker. Educated at University College Dublin, she worked as a teacher then a journalist at The Irish Times and later became a writer of novels and short stories.Many of her novels are set in Ireland, dealing with the tensions between...



In a small town in Greece
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

, a group of people witness a boating accident and subsequently become tangled in each other's lives. Thomas is a Californian university professor escaping from the tense relationship between him and his remarried ex-wife, and their son, who he adores. Elsa, the beautiful German blonde, resigned from her successful television job to escape her ex-boyfriend, who she still loves. Irish Fiona couldn't stand her family and friends' resentful attitudes towards her boyfriend, Shane, so they went to peaceful Greece. David, a kind English man, doesn't want to take over his father's business like his family wants and expects, and instead decides to travel. These strangers meet in a tavern in peaceful Aghia Anna underneath the stars, and soon they are the closest of friends. Vonni, a native who too escaped her family many years ago, becomes involved in all their lives and together they form bonds and discover things about each other and themselves that they never could have anticipated.

Publication history

  • 2004, Ireland/UK/Australia, Orion ISBN 0-75285-166-7, Pub date 25 August 2004, Hardback
  • 2004, USA, Dutton ISBN 0-525-94754-X, Pub date 21 September 2004, Hardback
  • 2005, USA, Dutton ISBN 0-451-21446-3, Pub date 28 June 2005, Paperback
  • 2005, Ireland/UK/Australia, Orion ISBN 978-0-7528-6536-2, Pub date 29 June 2005, Paperback
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