Irish Tweed

Irish Tweed

by Andrew M. Greeley

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765362070
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Series: Nuala Anne McGrail Novels Series , #12
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Priest, sociologist, author, and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley (1928-2013) was the author of over 50 bestselling novels and more than 100 works of nonfiction. His novels include the Bishop Blackie Ryan series, including The Archbishop in Andalusia; the Nuala Anne McGrail series, including Irish Tweed; the O’Malley Family Saga, including A Midwinter’s Tale; and standalones such as Home for Christmas and The Cardinal Sins.

A leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to believers’ evolving concerns. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!

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Irish Tweed (Nuala Anne McGrail Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
As in all of Father Andrew Greeley's Nuala Ann McGrail novels, this one is funny, heartwarming, insightful, and romantic. He's in top form with this one, while Nuala Ann is trying to solve some evil going on in the 21st century she's also uncovering an memoir of a late 19th and early 20th century immigrant from Ireland, a young lady adopted by a Chicago family who becomes a Doctor. There is no better storyteller than Father Greeley, his accounts of this rare Chicago family who's characters are so warm and loving and devoted to one another are top notch. And it doesn't hurt that this Chicago Irishman adds just a touch of fey to this wonderful piece of fiction. His dialogue along with his tale is what really sets this book apart from others in it's genre, he adds just enough of the West of Ireland dialect to keep it off the beaten path. His outlook on married physical love and the roles in the family must make him an excellent marriage/family counselor in his every day vocation as a parish priest. I think any lover of great fiction would love this novel.
sej35 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I enjoyed the story within the story as much as I did of the fey Nuala. We all have an ancestral pass that links us with who and what we are today. Love nutures love thru the passages of time, unfortunately hate does the same. The hate must end, and does given enough time. I always see my Catholic Faith in the way Fr. Greeley intends, its the Faith not necessarily those that govern it that make us all Children of God.
irishpol More than 1 year ago
nuala anne is at her best. she and dermot always get to the nitty gritty of the subject and solve the both mysteries. at the same time they show compassion.
jfk1942 More than 1 year ago
As usual Greeley has written a great book. Both his Nuala Anne books & His Father Blackie books end with you can't wait till his next one. Too bad that he only writes about one a year in both series
irish523 More than 1 year ago
Once again I am delighted with Andrew Greeley's Nuala tales. Wonderful book that I found very hard to put down. I read this book in 2 sittings! Can't wait for another installment...........
koalamom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
maureen61 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by Andrew Greeley. Especially appreciated by folks of Irish heritage but a good rea dfor everyone
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Redhead44 More than 1 year ago
Once again Father Greeley has a hit on his hands. Nuala Anne and compnay never fail to be entertaining. I always look to the next one in the series. Long live the Irish witch and her family!!!!!