Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking colm tibns sixth novel brooklyn is set in brooklyn and ireland in the early 1950s when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself eilis lacey has come of age in small town ireland in the years following world war two. Brooklyn a novel colm toibin on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers first published in hardcover to vigorous praise colm toibins new york times bestselling novel is about a young irish immigrant in brooklyn in the early 1950s one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature pittsburgh post gazette i. Brooklyn is a novel that invites the reader to imagine what could have happened differently several readers who came to hear colm tibn discuss it at the guardian book club tried indeed to . Colm toibins brooklyn gently draws the reader into the life of a young irish girl eilis lacey there is little work in post world war ii ireland her two older brothers had previously been forced to move to england to find work and due to the encouragement of her beloved older sister rose and the sponsorship of a visiting priest from
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