Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
Want to meet a bunch of intriguing people without leaving your armchair (or your beach chair)? Binchy once again weaves a story with a myriad of characters, each distinct in their own interesting ways, and each affecting the lives of those around them. It’s a good thing Binchy constantly reminds us that we’re in the large city of Dublin, because this section of the city has a very small town feel.
At the heart of the story is the motherless Frankie. Her father, Noel, finds out about her imminent arrival weeks before her birth, and had Frankie’s mother not been dying he may have never known she existed. But now, Noel, his parents, and neighbors are all banding together to help raise this little girl. As with any Binchy novel, there are subplots and twists which keep the narrative moving and keep the reader guessing what could possibly happen next.
The Popular Fiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing Minding Frankie on Tuesday, August 23rd at 7pm at the Bridgewater Library.