Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

AUGUST 4, 2016

7:00 PM

Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Toibin’s novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself. Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the years following WWII. Though skilled at bookkeeping, she cannot find a job in the miserable Irish economy. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America — to live and work in a Brooklyn neighborhood “just like Ireland” — she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. The highly acclaimed film adaptation was released in 2015 with Nick Hornsby writing the screenplay and starring Saoirse Ronan.

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 watch the movie and join us for a lively discussion on the 
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