A pure delight to read. The author depicts a young Irish woman, Eilis Lacey, who leaves a small town in Ireland in the 1950’s to live in Brooklyn and then unexpectedly returns to Ireland. Eilis has to deal with the consequences of love lost and found. What choice should she make?
Brooklyn “is one those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations.” USA TODAY
“[A] masterly tale… There is not a sentence or a thought out of place.” — Irish Times
“Toibin’s prose is as elegant in its simplicity as it is complex in the emotions it evokes.” — The New York Times Magazine