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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (4 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141041749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141041742
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 736 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With this elating and humane novel, Colm Tóibín has produced a masterwork (Sunday Times)

The most compelling and moving portrait of a young woman I have read in a long time (Zoë Heller Guardian, Books of the Year)

A work of such skill, understatement and sly jewelled merriment could haunt your life (Ali Smith TLS, Books of the Year)

Suffused with humane depth, funny, affecting, deftly plotted ... a novel of magnificent accomplishment (Peter Kemp Sunday Times, Novel of the Year)

Brooklyn moved me more than any other book this year (Nicholas Hytner Observer, Books of the Year)

A beautifully crafted work that transformed ordinary lives into something extraordinary (Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year)

No book this year gave me greater pleasure (Nell Freudenberger Financial Times)

Not a sentence or a thought out of place. It takes over as his finest ficiton to date (Irish Times)

Remarkable freshness and immediacy ... with a lovely comedic lightness (Daily Mail)

A lovely, thoughtful book ... alive with authentic detail, moved along by the ripples of affection and doubt that shape any life: a novel that offers the reader serious pleasure (Daily Telegraph)

About the Author

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy in 1955. He is the author of nine novels including The Master, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times, has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.


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