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Tom Phelan

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Tom Phelan was born and raised on a farm in County Laois, Ireland. His first novel was published to critical acclaim when he was fifty. His novels include "In the Season of the Daisies," "Iscariot," "Derrycloney," and "Nailer." He now lives in New York.

Average rating: 3.8 · 574 ratings · 80 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told

3.63 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Canal Bridge: A Novel o...

4.12 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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In the Season of the Daisies

3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Nailer

4.10 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Derrycloney

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Iscariot

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My Life as a Priest

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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Symptoms of Being Human

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Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told by Tom Phelan
"A wonderful novel - one to read over and over again to enjoy the language and the characters of this Irish village.

The protagonist returns as an adult to the village of Clunnybo in Ireland, where he'd spent his early childhood. He returns to uncov..." Read more of this review »
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My Life as a Priest by Tom Phelan
My Life as a Priest
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Powerful essay by the Irish novelist Tom Phelan focusing on his time in the priesthood.
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The Canal Bridge by Tom Phelan
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"The Canal Bridge" is a beautiful, haunting, and tragic tale set in Ireland and France during the First World War. In Tom Phelan's novel, two young men leave their home in the Irish midlands to join the army and end up serving as stretcher bearers in ...more
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Nailer by Tom Phelan
Nailer
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In this brilliant thriller from Irish writer Tom Phelan, a man strives to find justice, or perhaps revenge, for the death of his younger brother in a church-run institution many years earlier.

Who is a hero? Who is a villain? I couldn't put down "Nai
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Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told by Tom Phelan
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Another excellent novel from Irish writer Tom Phelan. The great and often humorous Irish characters challenge many of the stereotypes of Catholic vs. Protestant Ireland. Once again Phelan gets our attention and gives us another point of view as he pr ...more
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“Oh, don’t be afraid of being a skeptic, Patrick,” Elsie said. “It’s the duty of each generation to examine the ‘wisdom’ passed on by the previous generation. We’d”
Tom Phelan, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told

“From the bottom of his nostrils to his right ear there was evidence that when Mikey had a runny nose he used his sleeve instead of a handkerchief. When he became excited he passed a gas which pierced surprised nostrils like needles dipped in rotten eggs.”
Tom Phelan, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told

“Is that what they talk about sitting at the fire at night? Shiting? ‘Did you have a good shite today, Eddie?’ says she. ‘A grand one,’ says he, ‘and yourself, Bridie, how was your shiting today?’ ‘Grand, Eddie. Grand. That fresh fruit is a great yoke for the evacuation of the bowels.’ For Christ’s sake!”
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