Irish Gold: A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 512 pages
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Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley outdoes his previous triumphs with Irish Gold, a contemporary, fresh and exciting novel of suspense and love. Nuala Anne McGrail, a student at Dublin's Trinity College, is beautiful the way a Celtic goddess is beautiful - not that Dermot Michael Coyne of Chicago has ever seen one of those in his twenty-five years - unless you count his grandmother Nell, who left Ireland during the Troubles with her husband Liam O'Riada, and who would never tell why they left. Somebody else remembers, though - or why is Dermot set upon by thugs?

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Review: Irish Gold (Nuala Anne McGrail #1)

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Loved this series. Read full review

Review: Irish Gold (Nuala Anne McGrail #1)

User Review  - Beth Mcgoldrick - Goodreads

Good book for a light read. The characters and the location is terrific. You feel like you are there, both the "current" and historical parts of the book. It's nice to get additional history lessons wrapped into a fun book to read. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 8
79
CHAPTER 9
101
CHAPTER 10
107
CHAPTER 11
119
CHAPTER 12
125
CHAPTER 13
126
CHAPTER 14
130
CHAPTER 15
135
CHAPTER 40
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CHAPTER 41
329
CHAPTER 42
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CHAPTER 43
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CHAPTER 44
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CHAPTER 45
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CHAPTER 46
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CHAPTER 47
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CHAPTER 16
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CHAPTER 17
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CHAPTER 18
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CHAPTER 19
170
CHAPTER 20
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CHAPTER 21
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CHAPTER 22
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CHAPTER 23
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CHAPTER 24
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CHAPTER 25
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CHAPTER 26
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CHAPTER 27
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CHAPTER 28
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CHAPTER 29
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CHAPTER 30
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CHAPTER 31
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CHAPTER 32
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CHAPTER 33
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CHAPTER 34
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CHAPTER 35
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CHAPTER 36
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CHAPTER 37
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CHAPTER 38
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CHAPTER 39
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CHAPTER 48
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CHAPTER 49
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CHAPTER 50
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CHAPTER 51
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CHAPTER 52
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CHAPTER 53
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CHAPTER 54
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CHAPTER 55
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CHAPTER 56
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CHAPTER 57
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CHAPTER 58
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CHAPTER 59
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CHAPTER 60
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CHAPTER 61
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CHAPTER 62
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CHAPTER 63
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CHAPTER 64
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CHAPTER 65
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CHAPTER 66
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CHAPTER 67
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NOTE
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CHRONOLOGY OF THE TROUBLES
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Priest, sociologist, author and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley built an international assemblage of devout fans over a career spanning five decades. His books include the Bishop Blackie Ryan novels, including The Archbishop in Andalusia, the Nuala Anne McGrail novels, including Irish Tweed, and The Cardinal Virtues. He was the author of over 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of non-fiction, and his writing has been translated into 12 languages.

Father Greeley was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. In addition to scholarly studies and popular fiction, for many years he penned a weekly column appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers. He was also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter, America and Commonweal, and was interviewed regularly on national radio and television. He authored hundreds of articles on sociological topics, ranging from school desegregation to elder sex to politics and the environment.

Throughout his priesthood, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to evolving concerns of Catholics everywhere. His clear writing style, consistent themes and celebrity stature made him a leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!

In 1986, Father Greeley established a $1 million Catholic Inner-City School Fund, providing scholarships and financial support to schools in the Chicago Archdiocese with a minority student body of more than 50 percent. In 1984, he contributed a $1 million endowment to establish a chair in Roman Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago. He also funded an annual lecture series, “The Church in Society,” at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, from which he received his S.T.L. in 1954.

Father Greeley received many honors and awards, including honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland at Galway, the University of Arizona and Bard College. A Chicago native, he earned his M.A. in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Chicago.

Father Greeley was a penetrating student of popular culture, deeply engaged with the world around him, and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, cheering for the Bulls, Bears and the Cubs. Born in 1928, he died in May 2013 at the age of 85.

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