Thursday, December 08, 2016
Pacifica Book Club: 'Brooklyn' Dec.15th at Florey's!
Florey's welcomes you to our book club!
***Thursday, December 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm***
Come by for a chat about our December book, 'Brooklyn' by Colm Tóibín.
About the book:
In Ireland in the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey is one of many who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving behind her family and country, Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady's intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life -- and finally, she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness. As she falls in love, news comes from home that forces her back to Enniscorthy -- not to the constrictions of her old life, but to new possibilities which conflict deeply with the life she has left behind in Brooklyn.
About the author:
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster, as well as two story collections. Three times shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín lives in Dublin and New York.
We hope to see you!
Pacifica Book Club
***Thursday, December 15th, 7:00-8:30pm***
Florey’s Book Company
2120 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
Open 10am to 8pm - December 1st-24th!
Posted by FloreysBookCo at 2:52 PM