But just as eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. 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.
Brooklyn: A Novel #ad - 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. 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.
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.
Nora Webster: A NovelScribner #ad - And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, selfish, 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. Nora webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” los angeles times, by a “beautiful and daring” writer The New York Times Book Review at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” USA TODAY.
Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, engagement, she finds solace, after decades, and when she begins to sing again, a haven—herself. From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, fear, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” The New York Times, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel Jennifer Egan, critically acclaimed, The New York Times Book Review about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, and longing, Janet Maslin.
Nora Webster: A Novel #ad - Set in wexford, memorable, colm tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, Ireland, and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, nora has lost the love of her life, with four children and not enough money, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born.
Miraculous. Tóibín portrays nora with tremendous sympathy and understanding” Ron Charles, The Washington Post.
Brookland: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A new york times book review notable book of the yeara los angeles times Book Review Favorite Book of the YearSince her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, established as the owner of the enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream.
Set in eighteenth-century brooklyn, this is the story of a determined and intelligent woman who is consumed by a vision of a bridge: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single, magnificent span. Prue's own life and the life of the bridge become inextricably bound together as the costs of the bridge, both financial and human, rise beyond her direst expectations.
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The Master: A NovelScribner #ad - The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting. Colm tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of henry James’s inner life” The New York Times captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love. Beautiful and profoundly moving, rome, venice, a man born into one of America’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, The Master tells the story of Henry James, and London among privileged artists and writers.
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May the Road Rise Up to Meet YouAnchor #ad - An engrossing, epic american drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth-century America. Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds of the characters, this unforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, and dreams, journals, and interspersed with letters, is about having faith in life's great meaning amidst its various tangles.
Mary and micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. All four lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature—famine, love, war, and family—as it introduces four unforgettable characters.
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You #ad - Ethan mcowen is an irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer.
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The Belly of Paris Oxford World's Classics #ad - . He finds the city changed beyond recognition. Disgusted by a bourgeois society whose devotion to food is inseparable from its devotion to the Government, Florentattempts an insurrection. Respectable people. The old marché des innocents has been knocked down as part of Haussmann's grand programme of urban reconstruction to make way for Les Halles, the spectacular new food markets.
IronweedPenguin Books #ad - Years earlier he’d left Albany after he dropped his infant son accidentally, and the boy died. Now, helen, in 1938, roaming the old familiar streets with his hobo pal, Francis is back in town, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and present. Winner of the pulitzer prize and the national book critics circle award for FictionIn this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ex-ballplayer, the third in Kennedy’s Albany cycle, Francis Phelan, and full-time bum with the gift of gab, part-time gravedigger, has hit bottom.
Wilderness TipsAnchor #ad - From the #1 new york times bestselling author of the handmaid's tale In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the shape of a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age.
Wilderness Tips #ad - The richly layered stories in wilderness Tips map interior landscapes shaped by time, and lost chances, regret, endowing even the most unassuming of lives with a disquieting intensity. The past resurfaces in the present in ways both subtle and dramatic: the body of a lost Arctic explorer emerges from the ice, 000-year-old bog man turns up in an archeological dig, a 2, a man with dark secrets marries his lover’s sister, a girl who disappears on a canoe trip haunts her friend many decades later.
The Testament of Mary: A NovelScribner #ad - She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel. She does not agree that her son is the son of god; nor that his death was “worth it”; nor that the “group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye, ” were holy disciples. Tóibín’s tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed.
Provocative, haunting and indelible, colm tóibín’s portrait of mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity. They are her keepers, providing her with food and shelter and visiting her regularly.
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The Heather Blazing: A NovelScribner #ad - Colm tóibín’s second “lovely, when brought home to his own family, understated” novel that “proceeds with stately grace” The Washington Post Book World about an uncompromising judge whose principles, are tragic. Eamon redmond is a judge in ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings.
The Heather Blazing: A Novel #ad - The result is a novel of stunning power, “seductive and absorbing” USA Today. With effortless fluency, his first “girl, ” his wife, colm tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon’s relationships—with his father, and the children who barely know him—and he writes about Eamon’s affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character.