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An Irish Country Family : An Irish Country Novel.
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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.
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Taylor continues his immensely popular Irish Country series with another background story of a major character. Fans who have come to know and to love Dr. Barry Laverty, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly's young partner, will appreciate this peek into his past to learn how the struggles and triumphs of his internship year in 1963 inform his personal sympathies and medical decisions in 1969 Ballybucklebo. Though unrest and conflict is growing in Northern Ireland in the spring of 1969 and the ""Troubles"" are nearing a boiling point, the gently eccentric residents of this tiny, tidy village continue to stand together, united by their love of and their loyalty to both their community and to each other. 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.--Margaret Flanagan Copyright 2010 Booklist
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