Brooklyn: A Novel

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Scribner #ad - But just as eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. When an irish priest from brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind.

Tony, who loves the dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. Written with mesmerizing power and skill” the boston Globe, Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” USA TODAY. Colm tóibín’s new york times bestselling novel—now an acclaimed film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” Entertainment Weekly about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s.

Brooklyn: A Novel #ad - One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. Author “colm tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” Los Angeles Times.

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Nora Webster: A Novel

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Scribner #ad - Wounded, selfish, nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, strong-willed, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning insight and empathy, engagement, and when she begins to sing again, she finds solace, after decades, a haven—herself.

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel Jennifer Egan, fear, The New York Times Book Review about a fiercely compelling young widow navigating grief, and longing, critically acclaimed, and finding her own voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” The New York Times, Janet Maslin.

Nora Webster: A Novel #ad - Set in wexford, colm tóibín’s magnificent seventh novel introduces the formidable, Ireland, memorable, and deeply moving Nora Webster. And now she fears she may be sucked back into it. Nora webster “may actually be a perfect work of fiction” los angeles times, by a “beautiful and daring” writer The New York Times Book Review at the zenith of his career, able to “sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” USA TODAY.

Widowed at forty, nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, with four children and not enough money, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. Miraculous.

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The Commitments Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

The Commitments Vintage Contemporaries #ad - In the first volume of the barrytown trilogy, winner of the booker prize for paddy clarke Ha Ha Ha,  a group of fame-starved, introduces The Commitments, Roddy Doyle, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin.

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House of Names: A Novel

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Scribner #ad - Clytemnestra rules mycenae now, along with her new lover Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war. Judged, clytemnestra reveals the tragic saga that led to these bloody actions: how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, despised, only to sacrifice her; how she seduced and collaborated with the prisoner Aegisthus; how Agamemnon came back with a lover himself; and how Clytemnestra finally achieved her vengeance for his stunning betrayal—his quest for victory, cursed by gods, greater than his love for his child.

House of names “is a disturbingly contemporary story of a powerful woman caught between the demands of her ambition and the constraints on her gender…Never before has Tóibín demonstrated such range, ” The Washington Post. And it is the story of the vengeful electra, on the return of her brother, who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation, until, she has the fates of both of them in her hands.

House of Names: A Novel #ad - A washington post notable fiction book of the year * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, St. Told in four parts, this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess, who will herself be murdered by her own son, Orestes. Louis dispatch from the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children—“brilliant…gripping…high drama…made tangible and graphic in Tóibín’s lush prose” Booklist, starred review.

I have been acquainted with the smell of death. So begins clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy.

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The Blackwater Lightship

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Scribner #ad - The blackwater lightship is a beautifully written, deeply resonant story about three generations of an estranged family reuniting to mourn a tragic, untimely death. The six of them, from different generations and with different beliefs, are forced to plumb the shoals of their own histories and to come to terms with each other.

Helen, to tend to helen's beloved brother, her mother Lily, Declan, and her grandmother Dora have come together, after a decade of estrangement, who is dying of AIDS. But most of all, it is a novel about the incomparable capacity of stories to heal the deepest wounds. Under the crumbling roof of Dora's old house, Declan's two friends join the women as each waits for the end.

The Blackwater Lightship #ad - His fourth novel is about morals and manners, and the clashes of culture and personality. In spare, luminous prose, colm Tóibín explores the nature of love and the complex emotions inside a family at war with itself. It is ireland in the early 1990s.

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The Irish Americans: A History

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Bloomsbury Press #ad - He follows the irish from their first arrival in the american colonies through the bleak days of the potato famine that brought millions of starving immigrants; the trials of ethnic prejudice and "No Irish Need Apply;" the rise of Irish political power and the heyday of Tammany politics; to the election of John F.

Dolan draws on his own original research and much other recent scholarship to weave an insightful, colorful narrative. Jay dolan of notre dame University is one of America's most acclaimed scholars of immigration and ethnic history. Although more than 30 million americans claim Irish ancestry, no other general account of Irish American history has been published since the 1960s.

In the irish americans, he caps his decades of writing and teaching with this magisterial history of the Irish experience in the United States. Rich in colorful detail, balanced in judgment, and the most comprehensive work of its kind yet published, THE AMERICAN IRISH is a lasting achievement by a master historian that will become a must-have volume for any American with an interest in the Irish-American heritage.

The Irish Americans: A History #ad - Dolan evokes the ghastly ships crowded with men and women fleeing the potato blight; the vibrant life of Catholic parishes in cities like New York and Chicago; the world of machine politics, where ward bosses often held court in the local saloon. Kennedy as president, a moment of triumph when an Irish American ascended to the highest office in the land.

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Educated: A Memoir

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Random House #ad - 1 new york times, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a phd from cambridge universityborn to survivalists in the mountains of idaho, kqed • new york public libraryan unforgettable memoir about a young girl who,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • NPR • Good Morning America • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

Educated: A Memoir #ad - Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, and resonant for many others.

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Up at the Villa Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Now a major motion picture from usa films starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, and director Philip Haas director of Angels and Insects. In up at the Villa, W. Somerset maugham portrays a wealthy young English woman who finds herself confronted rather brutally by the repercussions of whimsy. On the day her older and prosperous friend asks her to marry him, Mary Leonard demurs and decides to postpone her reply a few days.

But driving into the hills above Florence alone that evening, Mary offers a ride to a handsome stranger. And suddenly, her life is utterly, irrevocably altered. For this stranger is a refugee of war, and he harbors more than one form of passion. Before morning, she will be forced to seek advice and assistance from an unsavory man, Mary will witness bloodshed, and she will have to face the truth about her own yearnings.

Up at the Villa Vintage International #ad - Erotic, and maddeningly suspenseful, haunting, Up at the Villa is a masterful tale of temptation and the capricious nature of fate.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But kya is not what they say. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.

Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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Milkman: A Novel

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Graywolf Press #ad - Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor, Milkman establishes Anna Burns as one of the most consequential voices of our day. She reads while walking, for one. Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique. The guardianin an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, wrong religion, in a time when the wrong flag, or even a sunset can be subversive.

Milkman: A Novel #ad - . Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him—and to keep her mother from finding out about her maybe-boyfriend—rumors spread and the threat of violence lingers. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. Winner of the man Booker Prize“Everything about this novel rings true. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting, ” the last thing she ever wanted to be.

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The Master

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Scribner #ad - With stunningly resonant prose, “the master is unquestionably the work of a first-rate novelist: artful, moving, and very beautiful” The New York Times Book Review. Colm tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of henry James’s inner life” The New York Times captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love.

The Master #ad - Beautiful and profoundly moving, a man born into one of america’s first intellectual families who leaves his country in the late nineteenth century to live in Paris, Venice, Rome, The Master tells the story of Henry James, and London among privileged artists and writers. The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting.

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