Maeve Binchy passed away today at 72. Binchy was a bestselling author from Ireland. Before she became a short story author and novelist, she was a teacher and later, a journalist and columnist. I could relate to her personal history and I enjoyed her writing, which combined humor with poignancy and humanity. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was rejected five ties before it was published. When it was published, it became a bestseller and her books went on to sell more than 40 million copies worldwide.
And she just looked like a sweetheart.
Rest in peace, Maeve. You were an all together grand storyteller and you’ll be missed.