Two women – one Irish, one American – exchange homes for the summer; their unlikely and touching friendship unveils secrets and changes lives.

Ria and Marilyn have never met – they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England.

Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria’s life revolves around her family and friends, while Marilyn’s reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems the ideal solution.

Along with the borrowed houses come neighbours and friends, gossip and speculation as Ria and Marilyn swap lives for the summer…

Reviews of Tara Road

“An irresistible tale.” — ELLE

“Two women, one from Dublin one from New England, end up on a house swap for the summer and find their lives changed for ever. Another tale with strong female characters and the importance of friendship. As always there are a host of characters to keep the interest going and plenty to make the reader question the nature of relationships.” — LOVE READING

“A tender novel of the pleasures and pitfalls of friendship, TARA ROAD is an ultra-modern love story for women, about women, between women that is sure to delight.”— NEWSDAY


Tara Road

Read by Kate Binchy
Unabridged: 18 hours 6 minutes
Abridged: 5 hrs and 59 mins

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