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Author: Colm Tóibín Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508226932

Publisher Description

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—now an acclaimed film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.

“One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future.

Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

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Quotes

  • “A classical coming-of-age story, pure, unsensationalized, quietly profound.”

    - O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “[A] triumph… One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations.”

    - USA Today
  • “Written with mesmerizing power and skill.”

    - Boston Globe
  • “Tóibín…[is] his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power.”

    - Los Angeles Times

Awards

  • Winner of the Costa Book Award
  • Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
  • Finalist for the International Dublin Literary Award
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
  • An Amazon Top 10 Book of 2009
  • A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

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About the Author

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet. His novel The Master won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His other books of fiction have earned similar awards and have been translated into numerous languages. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter has won several awards, including more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others. She graduated with highest honors from Boston University and has performed on stage and in film and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy.