In July of last year Maeve Binchy passed away in Ireland. A Week in Winter was her final book. Through the years I've read a lot of Maeve Binchy's books. Her stories are always a nice little vacation for me. I couldn't wait for A Week in Winter to be published in the US. It's about a B&B in the west of Ireland in the fictional town Stoneybrook. A Week in Winter has a large cast of characters some from her other novels like Heart and Soul and Tara Road. This book was interesting to me because there is a lot of talk of death and what your life amounts to. I am not sure how Maeve Binchy died but it must have been on her mind while writing this book.