Tom Nestor

A Gemma Open Door book
A funny, moving and wistful story of a rural Ireland long since passed.
1940’s rural Ireland. Every week, young Tom is sent on an errand to the nearby town on foot. An imaginative boy, he convinces himself he’s a cowboy and his journey is a foray into the Wild West. On his adventures, he meets a host of weird and wonderful characters, from Ned Wall, the farmer with half a face, to dear Miss Daisy, with her pony and elegant trap – a perfect lady.
But times are changing fast, and the old ways are dying out.
A regular columnist with the Limerick Leader, Tom Nestor is the author of the acclaimed Irish memoir, The Keeper of Absalom’s Island. He has written plays for RTÉ and BBC, as well as numerous short stories. This is his first book in America. Tom Nestor lives in County Limerick.
Driving with Daisy
Tom Nestor
Paper, 100 pages
Reading level: 4.9