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Irish Tweed (2009)

by Andrew Greeley

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The author's attempt at telling two stories of different life times in the same book failed. The tale of a young irish immigrant who rose to fame in Chicago as a doctor was somewhat gripping but had no transition to the main story of a family living in Ireland. I had a hard time finishing this book and would not recommend it. (Beate) ( )
  RapidCityPubLib | Oct 13, 2009 |
Another excellent book by Andrew Greeley. Especially appreciated by folks of Irish heritage but a good rea dfor everyone ( )
  maureen61 | May 3, 2009 |
The story starts out with Nuala in a free-for-all and, of course, winning. She's defending her kids and their school from bullies, two of whom are running the school. From there things only escalate and not in a positive way and, of course, the new cardinal (Blackie) will arrive, invisibly, as only he can, to help save the day.

The second story concerns the life of Angela Tierney, an Irish immigrant who goes on to be a great doctor in a time (late 1800s-early 1900s) when women we only begrudgingly accepted as physicians not matter how good they are, especially if they spout new doctrines that actually work to save lives.

This is a wonderful next edition to the Nuala McGrail saga. It is a book that keeps you reading, a book you don't put down until the end. ( )
  koalamom | Feb 28, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765322234, Hardcover)

Countless readers have been delighted by Father Andrew M. Greeley’s bestselling tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman blessed with the gift of second sight, and her husband and accomplice, Dermot Michael Coyne.

In Irish Tweed, Nuala Anne and her daughter have taken up karate to fight off schoolyard bullies who are harassing the family, while their incredibly shy nanny, Julie, is courted by a new fellow. Dermot pores over a memoir of a famine refugee whose family died of a mysterious fever, looking for clues into the illness' real cause.

Father Greeley’s many fans look forward to each installment, and Irish Tweed is another captivating tale in a series by one of America’s best loved storytellers.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:34:44 -0400)

Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman blessed with the gift of second sight, and her husband and accomplice, Dermot Michael Coyne, investigate the brutal beating of Finnbar Burke, the "nice fella" with whom their shy, golden-haired nanny has fallen in love, who is found floating in the Chicago River. Set in late nineteenth-century Chicago.… (more)

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