Irish Tweed

Irish Tweed

Large Print - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
While Nuala Anne and her daughter take karate classes to protect themselves from bullies, shy nanny Julie is courted by a new beau, and Dermot examines a famine refugee's memoir for clues about the mysterious fever that killed his family. 75,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Blackwell North Amer
Nuala Anne McGrail is many things: wife, mother, world-class singer, and a great wit. In the latest novel from Andrew M. Greeley, the irresistible problem-solver from Connemara warns her loyal, loving husband, Dermot Michael Coyne, that something evil is hanging over their family. But who could want to do them harm?
The suspects are many. Nuala Anne and her teenage daughter have taken up taekwondo in an effort to fight off schoolyard bullies who have been creating chaos within the parish. And the Coynes' nanny, Julie, is being courted by a quiet young lawyer in an Irish tweed hat who has secrets about his own family. Meanwhile, Dermot pores over a memoir of another woman from Galway, an immigrant haunted by lingering spirits who arrived on America's shores after the death of her family during the famine and went on to become one of Chicago's finest doctors.
Tensions rise when a vicious attack on Julie's suitor brings old-country feuds and new-world politics into sharp focus. But even centuries cannot keep two fey women from communicating, and the voices of the past have much to teach. But for Dermot Michael and his beautiful wife, the fierce determination to love and make the world a better place will be put to the test when the fabric of their family faces real danger.

Baker
& Taylor

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.
While Nuala Anne and her daughter take karate classes to protect themselves from bullies, shy nanny Julie is courted by a new beau, and Dermot examines a famine refugee's memoir for clues about the mysterious fever that killed his family.

Publisher: New York : Forge ; Tom Doherty Associates : Melia [distributor], c2009
Edition: Doubleday large print home library ed
ISBN: 9780765322234
0765322234
9781607516675
Characteristics: 424 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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