Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Georgetown Book Club
Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:49pm
Colm Toibin's 2009 novel, Brooklyn, is one of the most highly praised works of Irish literature in the last decade. It tells an archetypal story of Eilis, a young woman from a small, poor town in post-World War II Ireland, who immigrates to America in search of economic opportunity.
From The New Yorker review of Brooklyn: "Toibin creates a narrative of remarkable power, writing with a spareness and intensity that give the minutest shades of feeling immense emotional impact. ... Purging the immigrant novel of all swagger and sentimentality, Toibin leaves us with a renewed understanding that to emigrate is to become a foreigner in two places at once."
Join the Georgetown Book Club on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss this beautiful novel of the Irish immigrant experience.