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The tavern on Maple Street
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Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2006.
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496 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Brimming with wit, warmth, and Irish humor, this saga offers the tale of the married owners of a friendly tavern in Belfast and the intimate lives of the customers and employees who band together to save it from demolition.

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Booklist Review

Ah, there's nothing like a quiet pub to soothe a man's soul, and the ramshackle old tavern tucked away at the end of Belfast's historic Maple Street is a tranquil haven, not only for its loyal regulars, but also for proprietors Jack and Lily Beaumont. But when a real-estate developer announces plans to raze the pub's neighborhood and put up a shopping mall, Jack and Lily realize they have only a few months left to make their business as profitable as they can before their way of life is destroyed. When Lily hires four young lasses to serve as bartenders (and magnets for eager young male customers), their life turns upside down. Creating a microcosm of Irish society within quirky Belfast neighborhoods is Owens' stock-in-trade (her previous novels include The Ballroom on Magnolia Street0 , 2005), and the denizens of Maple Street represent her most charming creations yet. Owens clearly knows, and loves, this city and these people. --Carol Haggas Copyright 2006 Booklist

Library Journal Review

The third installment by the best-selling Irish author. Simultaneous Putnam hardcover. Read by Caroline Winterson. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



An irresistible novel brimming with wit, warmth, and Irish humor, about the married owners of a friendly tavern in Belfast and the intimate lives of the customers and employees who band together to save it from demolition.Jack Beaumont and his beautiful wife, Lily, are the owners of the tavern on Maple Street, a tiny Victorian pub they inherited from Jack's great-uncle Ernest. It's a quiet place, untouched by the modern world, and that's why the customers like it so much. But a property developer wants to demolish the tavern and build a shopping mall on Maple Street. Jack and Lily and their little home-away-from-home are suddenly plunged into the limelight, caught in a desperate struggle to save their business from the bulldozers--or, with the help of some new employees, to at least make as much money as possible during their last few months as landlord and landlady.In The Tavern on Maple Street, Sharon Owens delivers another delicious sparkler full of love, friendship, relationships, and the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, one that is sure to satisfy readers' insatiable appetite for her romantic and quirky Belfast tales. Excerpted from The Tavern on Maple Street by Sharon Owens All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.