Holds Alert: BROOKLYN

One of the few new books in Newsweek‘s “What to Read Now. And Why” is #23 on the list of 50, Colm Toíbín’s Brooklyn, chosen because it,

Captures the experience of homesickness and, in deceptively unadorned prose, builds to a heart-wrenching conclusion about the impossibility of getting everything you want.

Today’s issue of USA Today is almost lyrical about this story of a young Irish woman who moves to New York in 1952; it “creates the purest form of fiction, a small world that employs few references to the real world. It transcends time and place.”

The book has received a chorus of strong reviews in the  consumer press, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Some large libraries we checked are showing holds ratios of 4 to 1 on modest ordering.

Brooklyn: A Novel
Colm Toibin
Retail Price: $25.00
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2009-05-05)
ISBN / EAN: 1439138311 / 9781439138311

It is also available in unabridged audio from Blackstone:

Tape; 1-4332-9187-6; $65.95
MP3CD; 1-4332-9191-3;$29.95
CD; 1-4332-9188-3; $100.00
Playaway; 1-4332-9194-4;$59.99
  • Tape; 1-4332-9187-6; $65.95
  • MP3CD; 1-4332-9191-3;$29.95
  • CD; 1-4332-9188-3; $100.00

And on Playaway; 1-4332-9194-4;$59.99


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