Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Georgetown Book Club

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Georgetown Book Club

Brooklyn book coverColm 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.