Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor: An Irish Country Novel

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2013 - FICTION - 431 pages
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Fans of Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Newly married to his once long-lost sweetheart, he's ready to settle into domestic bliss, but there's always something requiring his attention, be it a riding accident, a difficult patient with a worrisome heart condition, a spot of grouse-hunting, or even some tricky shenanigans at the local dog races.

The everyday complications of village life are very different from the challenges Fingal faced nearly thirty years earlier, when fresh out of medical school, the young Dr. O'Reilly accepts a post at the Aungier Street Dispensary, tending to the impoverished denizens of Dublin's tenement slums. Yet even as he tries to make a difference, Fingal's tireless devotion to his patients may cost him his own true love....

Shifting back and forth between the present and the past, Patrick Taylor's captivating Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor, brings to life both the green young man O'Reilly once was and the canny village doctor readers have come to know and admire.


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Review: Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor (Irish Country #8)

User Review  - Sarahanne - Goodreads

There were things I enjoyed about this book. I listened to it on Audiobook, and the narrator was delightful. He brought out the accents and color of the characters and that was fun. I also enjoyed the ... Read full review

Review: Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor (Irish Country #8)

User Review  - Joyce - Goodreads

This was perhaps my favorite Irish Country Doctor book in the series. I loved the way Taylor decided to tell two stories at once, alternating between two time periods in O'Reilly's medical career. He ... Read full review

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PATRICK TAYLOR, M.D., was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. Dr. Taylor is a distinguished medical researcher, offshore sailor, model-boat builder, and father of two grown children. He is the author of the beloved Irish Country novels, beginning with An Irish Country Doctor, as well as Pray For Us Sinners and its sequel, Now and in the Hour of Our Death, a duology centered around The Troubles. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

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