Brooklyn (Paperback)

Colm Toibin


A captivating read from Irish author Colm Toibin, Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis Lacey, a young girl growing up in Ireland in the early 1950s. With opportunities scarce in her home country, Eilis emigrates to New York. After arriving in Brooklyn, Eilis starts to feel homesick and just as things are starting to look positive as she makes a friendship - possibly more - she receives devastating news which takes her back to Ireland. She then has to make a choice between duty and one great love.

Product Details

  • Product code: AAADI
  • ISBN: 9780141041742
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Mar 04 00:00:00 GMT 2010

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"Evocative" -

Beautifully written and so evocative of the era. I loved this book. I wouldn't have chosen it myself but we read it at the reading group I attend and I'm so glad we did.Just a small comment about the resume - Eilis goes to Brooklyn alone, not with her sister.

TBP says: Hi Lynda, thanks for the comment. We have now edited the description.

Lynda , Wed Feb 22 13:09:04 GMT 2012

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