Reason for Gladness Kindle ePUB / PDF Author Mary Wallace

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Reason for Gladness

T brief life of petty crim Despite his misadventures that sometimes turn into real problems Brendan nontheless brings joy to all the O'NolansIn this tender compassionate and often humorous story the author has caught the intangible spirit that sets America apart from other countries The O'Nolan family gallantly meets each crises at home and abroad each time finding reason for gladness For this American family like so many others is part and parcel of the land their father adopted Such families live in every city on almost on every block and their very existence today makes the reader feel new hope for America and gives him a reason for gladness.

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This is the story of the O'Nolans an American family Tadhg O'Nolan who brought to this country from the Aran Islands a thousand years of Irish ancestry is a police sergeant and he does his work with pride and with an uncompomising honesty that nothing can shake Beside him always stand his wife the beautiful Anne devoted homemaker and with her their large and happy brood Here are Patrick the stubborn independent first son; the next younger brother Paul; the older sisters Katie Peggy and Rose; and the littlest ones too John Jimmy and Mary Perhaps staunchest of all however is Brendan the middle childThough this novel tells of the events both homel.

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Y and divine that touch the lives of all the O'Nolans over nearly two decades it is in some ways particularly the story of Brendan who shares a special understanding with his father the big man he adores and with whom he alone of all the children speaks Irish But there are many sides to Brendan He instructs one of his teachers at school in the Irish language and does another a disservice by functioning as paid ghostwriter of the English compositions for other members of his class It is Brendan who presents a likely lad to Peggy when her steady beau fails her And it is Brendan despite the goodness that is in him who takes up a guilt ridden albei.

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1 thoughts on “Reason for Gladness

  1. says:

    A book to be read over and over again Wonderful story of an Irish family growing up during the 50's Specifically

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