Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Brooklyn: A Novel

Keeping with the Irish books challenge just a while longer, I finished Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. It is a nice story - that seems to be the best word - just nice. Young Eilis Lacey from Enniscorthy, Ireland finds herself following the promise of a job and a new life in America. Her adventure is fraught with the stereotypical obstacles - a manipulative landlady, various gentleman courters, and alarming news that sends her back to Ireland where everything seems - is it too cliche to say, greener! Aside from the fact that her last name is a letter off from mine and I now must find Enniscorthy on the map, it was just a pleasure read.

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