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The Resource Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín

Label
Brooklyn : a novel
Title
Brooklyn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable "merchant of Italian origin". Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new.
Pace
Writing style
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
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304563
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.O455
LC item number
B76 2009
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0904/2009001548-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm262428686
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781439149829
Lccn
2009001548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262428686
  • (Sirsi) a973225
Label
Brooklyn : a novel, Colm Tóibín
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0904/2009001548-b.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm262428686
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781439149829
Lccn
2009001548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262428686
  • (Sirsi) a973225

Library Locations

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