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“Tóibín … [is] his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power.” (Floyd Skoot, Los Angeles Times)
“A classical coming-of-age story, pure, unsensationalized, quietly profound… There are no antagonists in this novel, no psychodramas, no angst. There is only the sound of a young woman slowly and deliberately stepping into herself, learning to make and stand behind her choices, finding herself.” (Pam Houston, O, the Oprah Magazine)
“Reading Tóibín is like watching an artist paint one small stroke after another until suddenly the finished picture emerges to shattering effect…. Brooklyn stands comparison with Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady.” (The Times Literary Supplement (U.K.))
"[A] triumph… One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations." (USA Today) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
If you are a fan of Colm Toibin's work, Brooklyn will not disappoint you. It is at the same time elegantly written and a page-turner.Published 22 months ago by Shawn Murphy
The book was very good. It revived memories of what life was like after the War and how relationships were given time to slowly develop. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2013 by Lorraine Pogue