Review: Brooklyn


This post WWII story is about a young woman who leaves everything she knows in a small Irish town to take a job in Brooklyn.  When it started, I thought that the main character was a bit of a mouse.  As it turned out, Eilis Lacey was nothing of the sort, and the development of her character was a great read.  What began as all innocence and charm grew into something much more self-aware, complicated and intelligent.  You don’t have to be loud to assert yourself.  No mouse here.  Tiobin’s writing is marvelous, and he lets the reader right in.  He doesn’t miss a thing with his quiet descriptions, and you won’t either.  4 stars!

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