The Light of Evening
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: November 2006
Duration: 9 hours 6 minutes
From her hospital bed in Dublin, the elderly Dilly awaits the visit of her daughter, Eleanora, from London. The epochs of her life pass before her; she also retraces Eleanora’s precipitate marriage to a foreigner, which alienated mother and daughter, and Dilly's heart rending letters sent over the years in a determination to reclaim her daughter. But Eleanora’s visit does not prove to be the glad reunion Dilly prayed for. And in her hasty departure, Eleanora leaves behind a secret journal of their stormy relationship—a revelation that brings the novel to a shocking close.
“A book supple with mature power and feeling, where a delicate everyday, even humorous love between mother and daughter is revealed as the grandest of passions.”--Nuala O’Faolain