The Builders

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Original short fiction by a beloved best-selling author on her best topic relationships. Charming novella from a masterful writer on the power of family secrets. Nan Ryan lives by herself at 14 Chestnut Road. When builders arrive to fix a deserted house next door, everyone expects the worst. But when the handsome workman looks to Nan to help unravel the mystery of the previous residents' disappearance, a strange relationship develops. With family dynamics and crooked developers in the wings, things are about to ...

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Overview

Original short fiction by a beloved best-selling author on her best topic relationships. Charming novella from a masterful writer on the power of family secrets. Nan Ryan lives by herself at 14 Chestnut Road. When builders arrive to fix a deserted house next door, everyone expects the worst. But when the handsome workman looks to Nan to help unravel the mystery of the previous residents' disappearance, a strange relationship develops. With family dynamics and crooked developers in the wings, things are about to get very messy...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934848166
  • Publisher: Gemmamedia
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Open Door Series
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 174,223
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy is the author of "Whitethorn Woods, Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather," and many other bestselling novels. She lives with her husband, writer Gordon Snell.

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    1. Hometown:
      Dublin, Ireland, and London, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 28, 1940
    2. Place of Birth:
      Dalkey, a small village outside Dublin, Ireland
    1. Education:
      Holy Child Convent in Killiney; B.A. in history, University College, Dublin, 1960

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2011

    Overpriced for the size

    This was a good story as usual. I was very disappointed to find it was only 40 pages and felt cheated. There does not appear to be a way to find the size of a book when purchasing it online or the Nook. We are trusting that what we buy from B&N is a good value and this is definitely not one.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2009

    Not worth the price

    I have read (and loved) every book Maeve Binchy has written. Although this book was OK, it definately was not worth the $12 price I paid for it. You could sit in the corner of the bookstore and read it in less than an hour - which is probably why they don't have it in stock and I had to order it. I do recommend all of her books, especially Quintens and Light a Penny Candle. I just hope she doesn't write any more "small" books like this again.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Very disapointed

    I enjoy reading Maeve Binchey's books and liked this one as well. However I was very disappointed to find it was only 40 pages. Especially for the price! I think that the discriptions should indicate that it is a short story.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Ripped off! $.25 per page

    Cant beleive i just spent 9.99 for 40 pages! Lovely story but couldve spent the money on a real book dont understand why b&n doesnt show number of pages before purchase

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Overpriced

    This was actually a short story rather than a novel. I'm sorry I paid $7 for it. It was enjoyable as Maeve Binchy always is but over priced.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Waste of money

    This was my 1st purchase for my nook and I could not believe it was 40pages and 25 minutes of reading for $7. time to return my nook so I know what I am getting for my money!! Great story how ever as usual from Ms Binchy.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    An okay read

    I was so looking forward to reading this book having read all of Maeve's books. I wish I would have investigated the size of it before buying it. Definitely not worth the $7.16 I paid for it for my NOOK. Great read, disappointing price.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Do not buy!

    A waste of money - just a short story!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Loved this book!

    So sorry that Maeve is no longer with us. She makes her characters come alive and always makes us happy in the end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Charming

    A very short tale by our beloved Maeve Binchy, heartfelt a usual and a varied and interesting cast of characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Quick Little Story!

    Very entertaining in its own small way. I think it took about twenty-three minutes to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Great quick read with usual twist

    Will miss this author now she has died. Always enjoyed her books and this is no exception.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2015

    Classic Maeve Binchy

    If you have never read any of the author's books, this little story will make her popularity immediately evident. If you are already a fan, take time to savor one more of her amazing insights into human nature. She is unequaled in her ability to create characters so real that you want to go to Ireland to find them. More than once I have thought she must have been listening into my life to write her dialog. She is gone now, but you can read and re-read her stories and fall in love with her all over again.

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