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An Irish Country Practice

An Irish Country Novel

by (author) Patrick Taylor

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Category
Medical
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765382757
    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price
    $36.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765382764
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $23.5
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765382771
    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
    List Price
    $12.5

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Description

An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment inNew York Times andGlobe and Mailbestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.
Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds.
Not only has O’Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he’s also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he’s truly ready to settle down and start a family with his lovely fiancée, Sue.
As the doctors cope with domestic and professional challenges, they also look after their patients and their ailments, including a mysterious cough, a housewife whose frequent “accidents” may have a disturbing cause, and a respected colleague who might be succumbing to an old vice.
All is not sickness and worry, however. There’s plenty of joy and merriment to be found as well, from a visiting circus to racing to sailing . . . and maybe even a happy ending or two.

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

“Gentle humor, deeply emotional stories drawn from everyday life—Taylor's books are what Garrison Keillor might have produced if he'd been born in County Antrim.” —Kirkus ReviewsonAn 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, on An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

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