By the Lake
A year in the lives of the unforgettable inhabitants of a modern-day Irish village--the Ruttledges, Londoners seeking a new way of life; the womanizing John Quinn; Jimmy Joe McKiernan, local head of the IRA; locals Jamesie and his wife Mary; and the Shah, the wealthiest man in town--unfolds through a cycle of work, play, religious festivals, and the changing seasons. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.