In the Stacks Episode 67: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

A video book review of Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. Purchase the book on Bookshop here, and on Amazon here.

"A coming-to-America and coming-of-age story, 19-year-old Eilis Lacey leaves her small hometown in Ireland to work in America. She suffers the seasickness of transatlantic passage, and after the ship docks, the new sensation of homesickness sets in. She knows no one in Brooklyn.

"Sponsored by a priest, she works in a department store and takes night classes in accounting. 1950s New York doesn’t glisten for her, which is perhaps a reflection of her ordinary personality." -- Michelle Z. from In the

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