Now and in the Hour of Our Death

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Insomniac Press, 2005 - Poetry - 381 pages
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Escaping the sectarian carnage of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Fiona Kavanagh has found sanctuary in the cool peace of Vancouver. Or so she believes until news of the breakout at the Maze prison brings back the destructive passions she thought she'd left behind. When Fiona hears that Davy McCutcheon is out of prison, she is overwhelmed. Now she faces some difficult choices. Can love transcend McCutcheon's commitment to the cause? Will Davy threaten the peace Fiona has found with The Doctor in Canada? And does Fiona want him to? From secret IRA meetings in tense County Tyrone to the easy tranquility of Vancouver, Patrick Taylor describes with delicate precision and painstaking detail the events that set the escape plan in motion. This is a haunting, exaltant prayer to the lives of those bound by the ties of patriotism and the intimate battles we fight to release our hearts from the fetters of love and loyalty. Patrick Taylor once again bleeds for agonies of a country torn apart, and celebrates the simple freedoms we all take for granted.

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User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

I have read Patrick Taylor's Dr O'Reilly books and loved them. This book was set in the 1960's and 1980's during the Irish "Troubles". This story was more complicated to read. It is indeed a love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Smith - Goodreads

A wonderful sequal to "Pray for Us Sinners". Patrick Taylor put down the Irish Doctor Pen and picked up his more serious pen.. A great ending to a story that deals with the conflict between the ... Read full review

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Patrick Taylor is a medical researcher and best-selling novelist. He was born in 1941 and brought up in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Taylor studied and practiced medicine in Belfast and rural Ulster before immigrating to Canada in 1970. He has received three lifetime achievement awards including the Lifetime Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. He has written or contributed to 170 academic papers and six textbooks and also served as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journal, as well as writing a monthly medical humour column and serving as book reviewer for Stitches: The Journal of Medical Humour. Taylor has also published six books of creative writing, all set in Northern Ireland: a short-story collection entitled Only Wounded: Ulster Stories, and three novels: Pray for Us Sinners and its sequel Now and in the Hour of Our Death, and The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty (short listed for the BC Book awards fiction prize for 2005). In 2007 The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty was reprinted in hardcover under the title, An Irish Country Doctor; it was the Novel of the Month in March 2007. It then became a NY Times bestseller. It has currently been translated into nine other languages. Two sequels were published, An Irish Country Village (March 2008), and An Irish Country Christmas (Oct 2008). Taylor is working on the fourth book in this series. Taylor now lives in Ireland.

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