From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling,
critically acclaimed, and beloved authors comes a magnificent new novel set in
Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating
grief and fear, struggling for hope.
Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s superb seventh novel
introduces the formidable, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed
at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of
her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she
was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded,
strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows
your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of
her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning
empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she
finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself.
Nora Webster is a
masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career; in Nora Webster, Tóibín
has created a character as iconic, engaging, and memorable as Madame Bovary or
Hedda Gabler. Download and start listening now!