Item description for The Altruist by Walter Keady...
Eilis is a feisty young woman, growing up in an Ireland that has changed significantly since the days of her grandmother's youth. But some things do not change: Eilis, too, flouts conventional mores, especially when she decides to have a baby out of wedlock like her grandmother before her. Family fireworks, courtroom drama, and romance ensue.
Written with Keady's characteristic charm and graceful humor, The Altruist is a moving and forceful novel of the heart.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.73 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
ISBN 1931561397 ISBN13 9781931561396
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More About Walter Keady
Born in County Mayo, Ireland. Grew up on a farm. Employed in the Irish Civil Service before going on to study for the Catholic priesthood. After BA at University College, Dublin, and four years study of theology, ordained priest. Served as a missionary in Brazil. Resigned the priesthood and came to the United States. Worked for IBM as a software engineer. Writer, 1994 - present. Lives in Hopewell Junction, NY with his wife Jennifer. Publications: CELIBATES AND OTHER LOVERS (1997, MacMurray & Beck), Book-of-the-Month selection, paperback (Harcourt Brace, 1998), German edition (Karl Blessing): hardcover, 1999, paperback, 2003. Barnes & Nobel Discover Great New Writers Award, 1997. MARY MCGREEVY (1998, MacMurray & Beck), Book-of-the-Month selection, paperback (MacMurray & Beck, 1999), movie option (Limited Brain Trust Entertainment, Ltd., 1999), German editions (Karl Blessing, 2001-2004 hardcover and paperback). Movie option 2004, SMJ Productions (ongoing; I just completed the screenplay). THE ALTRUIST (MacAdam/Cage, 2003), (Robert Hale, London, 2005), (Thorpe, UK 2005 (Large Print edition)). THE DOWRY (Robert Hale, London 2006), (Thorpe, UK 2006 (Large Print edition), (St Martin's Press, Winter 2007), Book-of-the-Month selection. Short stories (Modern Maturity, March 1998), The Recorder (Journal of American-Irish Historical Society) 2004.
Walter Keady currently resides in Hudson Valley, in the state of New York. Walter Keady was born in 1934.