Discussion (Let us know what you think at the discussion board):
What role does the house on Tara Road play in the story? Can you parallel the restoration of the house to Ria and
Does Binchy portray the characters in this story sympathetically? Even Danny?
Do you think Ria is a loyal friend? What do you think you would have done differently or the same if you were in Ria's postition?
Submit a Review or Quote For "Tara Road" today!
submitted by Arlene (January 2001)
I read Tara Road and really liked it. I liked all the different characters
and the way the author went back and forth between them. I liked how Mona
turned out to be a strong woman after all. I hope there is a sequel to the
story. I want Ria to go on and become a successful business woman, just like
the gypsy said she would.
Sharon (October 2000)
I liked this book. It took me a little while to warm up to it, but by the end I felt like I knew all of the
characters really well, and that I would be missing them now that the book is over. I enjoyed the variety in the characters...
from clingy, drunken Orla to the beautiful, hard-hearted, successful Rosemary. Then there was Ria, the one many of us
can sympathize with the most, and wonder... what would I do in her situation? The storyline, with it's Dublin backdrop,
was engaging. I also liked the turn that the book takes when Marilyn is introduced and a whole new dimension is added to