Title: The Return Journey
Author: Maeve Binchy
# pages: 214
Date published: 1998
Genre: short stories
Challenge(s): Well-Rounded Challenge, 888, A Novel Challenge Mini Challenge #1 (read a short
Synopsis (from Barnes&Noble.com): In these powerful, poignant tales, the New York Times bestselling author of Evening Class and
A secretary's silent passion for her boss meets the acid test on a business trip--.An insecure wife clings to the illusion of order, only to discover chaos at the hands of a house sitter who opens the wrong doors--. A pair of star-crossed travelers take each other's bags, and then learn that when you unlock a stranger's suitcase, you enter a stranger's life.-- In their company are many more journeys of hope and discovery--unforgettable slices of life from the incomparable Maeve Binchy.
Random Thoughts: The Return Journey is a collection of short stories. I liked most of the stories, but of course, I liked some better than others. Here are some of my favorite ones:
Miss Vogel’s Vacation: Miss Vogel is the caretaker of an apartment building in
Package Tour: When new lovers find out that they do not pack the same way on vacation (she travels with a carry-on bag only, he, on the other hand, will absolutely not travel with any less than 12 pairs of spare underwear) they realize how absolutely incompatible not only their luggage requirements are, but also life requirements.
Overall, a nice, enjoyable collection of short stories.
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