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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colm Toibin Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn to a crowded boarding house. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life - until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Ireland, where she finds new possibilities that conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/16/2014

    " Beautifully written, this book is the story of a young Irish woman who leaves the safety of her home and travels to Brooklyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret Feightner | 2/14/2014

    " A very unique book. Don't stop until you finish and you won't be sorry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/12/2014

    " What a good book. Sad, sweet, very emersive in the world of a young immigrant from Ireland who leaves everything to start a new life in NY. The writing flows and is lovely, but not overbearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/1/2014

    " This is a fast read, and easy to put down/pick up. It is a fairly typical, coming-to-America book, but the author (a man) describes the life of a young Irish woman beautifully. I finished it in five days without reading in large doses at any time during those five days. "

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