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Colm Toibin's "Brooklyn" is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the ... Show synopsis

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  • good read Nov 4, 2010
    by culnanfort

    nice flow to the story - however the ending cam much too soon!

  • Jan 7, 2010
    by layla1008

    This is a wonderful book about a young woman's introduction to life in the US in the 1950s. It mirrored stories I heard from my mother's early days in New York, and since it took place in my home town I am familiar with the locale. I highly recommend this.

  • A book you'll want to talk about Sep 17, 2009
    by BookClubStarter

    I loved this book. The writing was exquisite. At times, I found it hard to believe it wasn't written by a woman - so in tune was the writer with his main character.

    I couldn't put it down - so much so, that dinner was delayed at our house that evening. With the dishes still on the table I ran back to finish the book. In the hours and days after finishing the story - my mind kept returning to it in a haunting kind of way.

    You won't regret the time spent with this story.

  • Customer rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5
    Would recommend?: Yes  1 out of 2

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