The Lilac Bus Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Lilac Bus

A tough one to review, yet still a good Binchy read. Each chapter examines the life of a "ticket holder" on the Lilac Bus. It gives the reader a look into each person's life and a chance to see the interaction of the other members on the bus. Somewhat similar to the writing in The Evening Class by Binchy.
**Bonus** At the back of the book is 4 short stories by Ms. Binchy. Dinner in Donnybrook was wonderful, and for a short story, one of my new favorites.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Inside culture (main char)    -   Irish Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   Irish If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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