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Top 40 Book Club : 2011
4 5 ‘ .. .a life that promises better opportunities, a world away from the people and places she has known. . . Brooklyn // colm Toibin Eilish Lacey is the younger, less glamorous sister in her family. They live in a small town in Ireland where she works in the local grocery store. Her family sends her to Brooklyn in the United States for a life that promises better opportunities, a world away from the people and places she has known and loved for her entire life. Eilish settles in Brooklyn, having found work in a department store and boarding with fellow Irish immigrants. She meets an Italian-American man who adores her and wishes to marry her, however a sudden death summons her back to Ireland where she has to choose between her old life in Ireland and her new life in Brooklyn. F