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    DescriptionFrom the award-winning author of "The Master," a hauntingly compelling novel by far Toibin s most accessible book set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s about a young woman torn between her family in Ireland and the american who wins her heart. Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following World War Two. Though skilled at bookkeeping, Eilis cannot find a proper job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn visits the household and offers to sponsor Eilis in America to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood "just like Ireland" she realizes she must go, leaving her fragile mother and sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and studies accounting at Brooklyn College, and, when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, a blond Italian, slowly wins her over with persistent charm. He takes Eilis to Coney Island and Ebbets Field, and home to dinner in the two-room apartment he shares with his brothers and parents. Eilis is in love. But just as she begins to consider what this means, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her new life. With the emotional resonance of Alice McDermott s "At Weddings and Wakes," "Brooklyn "is by far Toibin s most inviting, engaging novel.

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    By (author) Colm Toibin
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 262
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781439138311
    ISBN 10: 1439138311

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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR6070.O455 B76 2009
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    05 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Colm Toibin is the author of six novels including "The Blackwater Lightship "and "The Master," both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and the winner of a "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize. His nonfiction includes "The Sign of the Times "and "Love in a Dark Time." He writes frequently for such publications as "The London Review of Books "and "The New York Review of Books." He was a fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at New York Public Library, and has taught at Stanford, Princeton, and American universities, as well as the New School, in the United States. His books have been translated into eighteen languages.
    Review quote
    "A quiet masterpiece." -- "The Express" (U.K.)