Wow! I just finished this amazing little book. It was on a remainder table and I picked it up on a whim. It turned out to be the best buy of the season. I didn't know Nuala from a maple tree but was impressed with the recommendation on the cover from Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes). He hit the mark perfectly and his longer comment can be summarized by an excerpt that says it all: ". . . it glows with compassion and you want more, more because you know this is a fine wine of a life, richer as it ages."