9781439148952

Brooklyn A Novel

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    9781439148952

  • ISBN10:

    1439148953

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/2/2010
  • Publisher: Scribner
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Summary

“One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

"A beautifully rendered portrait of Brooklyn and provincial Ireland in the 1950s... Toibin writes about women more convincingly, I think, than any other living, male novelist." - Zoe Heller, author of The Believers

"A compelling characterization of a woman caught between two worlds... A fine and touching novel, persuasive proof of Tóibín's ever-increasing skills and range." - Booklist (starred review)

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Great Book May 23, 2011
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I learned a lot about writing a good textbook by reading Colm Toibin's textbook and will look for other work by him! Really interesting look into the immigrant experience at that time in New York City and Europe. The most wonderful thing about the textbook is the naive and sweet yet complex character of Eilis. I just loved this cheap textbook, And Ecampus as it provided excellent customer service, therefore, I will, without a doubt purchase books from this company in the future.
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