Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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Colm Toibin's Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. 


It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.

Arriving in a crowded lodging house in Brooklyn, Eilis can only be reminded of what she has sacrificed. She is far from home - and homesick. And just as she takes tentative steps towards friendship, and perhaps something more, Eilis receives news which sends her back to Ireland. There she will be confronted by a terrible dilemma - a devastating choice between duty and one great love.

Our favourite quote: 'She felt almost guilty that she had handed some of her grief to him, and then she felt close to him for his willingness to take it and hold it, in all its rawness, all its dark confusion.'

The perfect thoughtful gift for: Hopeless romantics | Feminists | Best friends | Holiday reads | Girlfriends | Independent women | Daughters | Love story lovers | Granddaughters | Mum | Close knit families | Strong females | People who need a good cry

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