Gilbert McArdle’s new book “Irish Moss” is the journey of a man in 1920’s Maine on the verge of self-destruction, and his unexpected second chance.

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Recent release “Irish Moss” from Page Publishing author Gilbert McArdle is a rollicking adventure of a man with more than his fair share of self-inflicted problems and his complicated second chance.

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Gilbert McArdle, a retired surgeon and naval history aficionado, has completed his new book “Irish Moss”: a brilliant and unforgettable story about a lost man who finds purpose in the most unexpected of places.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Gilbert McArdle’s remarkable tale begins several weeks prior to the 1929 stock market crash. Terrence Cronin returns to his home in Portland, Maine after a cruise as a merchant seaman on a tanker. As he loves the juice of the grape and potato, he falls down the steps of Mrs. Cassidy’s rooming house, breaks his leg, and gets evicted. His leg becomes gangrenous and after its removal, he is rescued by an old friend, Jake Leclerc, who allows him to reside at his wharf-side apartment.

Cronin’s wife had died several years before from tuberculosis and his daughter, Kathleen, obtains a job for Terrence at the local library. During this employment and his slow recuperation, he meets the attractive, officious, and middle aged librarian, Rebecca Kaplan and, interesting complications ensue.

Readers who wish to experience this eventful work can purchase “Irish Moss” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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