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Fiction Medical

An Irish Country Family

An Irish Country Novel

by (author) Patrick Taylor

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Medical
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765396853
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $36.5
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765396877
    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
    $24.5
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765396884
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $12.99

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The instantUSA Today bestseller!
An Irish Country Family is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's beloved internationally bestselling Irish Country series.
Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O’Reilly's practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the medical field for a family physician—the bonds of family, friendships, and human kindness.
Years later, Barry practices everything he has learned in Ballybucklebo, a lovely village where neighbor looks after neighbor. And while his own efforts to start a family with his wife Sue have been frustrated, the community around him couldn’t be stronger as they work together to show their solidarity.
Shifting effortlessly between the two time periods, bestselling author Patrick Taylor continues the story of these beloved characters while vividly bringing the daily joys and struggles of this delightful Irish village to life.

About the author

Patrick Taylor was born in 1941 in Bangor County Down, Northern Ireland. After medical and specialist training in Ulster, he emigrated to Canada in 1970 to pursue a career in academic medicine. He has held appointments at a number of universities and retired in 2001 to write and sail full-time. Now and in the Hour of Our Death is his fourth book of fiction. Taylor lives on Bowen Island, B.C., with his wife, Kate.

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Editorial Reviews

“Chockful of charm, colorful characters, and earthy wisdom, this gentle read is the perfect antidote for whatever ails you; urge readers to pour a cup of tea and cozy up for a return visit to Taylor's delightful corner of the fictional universe.” —Booklist
“Taylor returns to Ballybuckleboo to continue chronicling the dreams and exploits of the village's residents...It is always a pleasure to return to this small corner of Northern Ireland” —Booklist onAnIrish Country Cottage
“Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life.” —Kirkus Reviews onAn Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea
“Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. A totally wonderful read!” —Library Journal, starred review, onAn Irish Doctor in Peace and at War
“Taylor's gentle, engaging narrative is peopled with familiar characters, but newcomers to Ballybucklebo will catch up quickly and enjoy the charm and warmth of the tightly knit community. Taylor's Ireland is always a pleasure to visit.” —Shelf Awareness

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