When Summer's in the Meadow

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Soho Press, Incorporated, Jul 1, 2003 - Fiction - 228 pages
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Christine and Niall have settled into their new lives in Ireland and are ready to start a family. But they are bitterly disappointed when they learn they cannot have children. What follows is a year of waiting to adopt a baby, a year in which they continue their pastoral lives - farming, tending livestock and sharing a commumity spirit with neighbours.

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A satisfying continuance of Niall and Chris's life on County Clare. Tackles the still-difficult subject of adoption after infertility. Granted, when this book took place there weren't options like there are now. I really love the excerpts from Crissie's journal. Read full review

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I have always wanted to visit Ireland. I think I need to go back to read the first book they wrote. This one is of their years in Ireland after they are slightly better settled and are adopting a baby. I love reading about their farm and their simple everyday life. I envy them their community. Read full review


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Author and playwright Niall Williams was born in Dublin in 1958. He received a Master's degree in Modern American Literature from University College Dublin, where he also studied English and French literature. In 1980, he moved to New York and worked as a copywriter for Avon Books. In 1985, he moved back to Ireland to become a full-time writer. His first four books were co-written with his wife and deal with their life together in Kiltumper, Ireland. On his own, he has written three plays and five novels. His first novel, Four Letters of Love, became an international bestseller.

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