BROOKLYN, by Colm Toibin
she's a shopgirl, selling lingerie in a large Italian-owned department store on Fulton Street. She lives in a strictly-run Irish boarding house. And she meets a young man at a dance: Tony, Italian, warm-hearted. Why is love always so complicated? Probably because it's so important. Quietly, step by step, this book will entice you, and you may finish it in one sitting, because it won't let you go. It's a 5, winner of the Costa Book Award (formerly the Whitbread).
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