Brooklyn - Colm Toibin

Elis is an Irish girl pushed by her more energetic sister to immigrate to Brooklyn (Scribner, $25), where the prospects for work and romance seem more promising.  Elis herself is doubtful about leaving her beloved mother and small town, in spite of the constricted life there. The Brooklyn she finds in the early 1950s, the rooming house and her job in the small department store, are part of a world that I remember well, with the hominess and the conservatism of those years. In time Elis finds love and a second family with Tony, an Italian-American. When she is called back to Enniscorthy after a sudden death in the family, she finds herself a different person than the one she was. Colm Tóibín‘s considerable talent and finesse are well displayed in this charming story.

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ISBN: 9781439148952
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Published: Scribner - March 2nd, 2010

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ISBN: 9781501106477
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Published: Scribner - September 8th, 2015