Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Continuing on my recent streak of good books, I've found another one that I loved- Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.

It follows the journey of an Irish girl as she comes to America, gets a job working at a department store in Brooklyn, and eventually gets married. In a way, it could be the story of an American Girl doll after she grows up. There's a small parallel to Pride and Prejudice that bookends the beginning and end of the novel that's very nice. More important, though, is the lovely story that comes in between. It's very simple- nothing crazy or melodramatic happens- but very good, and leads up to an ending that's realistic and bittersweet.

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