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Brooklyn

Author : Colm Toibin
ISBN : 9781501106477
Genre : Fiction
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Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—soon to be a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent from the award-winning team that produced An Education—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

Brooklyn

Author : Colm Tóibín
ISBN : 9783446236707
Genre : Fiction
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Die junge Irin Eilis Lacey wandert um 1950 nach Amerika aus, um in Brooklyn eine neue Arbeit zu finden. Doch sie passt sich nur langsam an das neue Leben an, schließt nicht leicht Freundschaft. Ganz allmählich gewinnt sie Selbstvertrauen und merkt, dass sie zu einer selbständigen, erwachsenen Person geworden ist. Das macht ihr die Entscheidung zwischen Irland und Amerika, zwischen dem einen und dem anderen Mann, nicht leichter. Der preisgekrönte Autor Colm Tóibín beschreibt eindrucksvoll ein klassisches Schicksal einer Emigration, den Werdegang einer ganz normalen Frau - ganz und gar aus ihrer Perspektive gesehen.

B Is For Brooklyn

Author : Selina Alko
ISBN : 9781466815889
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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What do Prospect Park, Coney Island, and Atlantic Avenue have in common? They are all located in Brooklyn, New York, a magical place where you can listen to jazz music, eat bagels and lox, and sit on the stoop of a brownstone and daydream. Children will recognize aspects of their own neighborhoods in this celebration of urban culture and community.

A History Of The City Of Brooklyn

Author : Henry Reed Stiles
ISBN : PSU:000055155540
Genre : Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
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Ein Haus In Brooklyn

Author : Lynn Austin
ISBN : 3868272623
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In einem Haus in Brooklyn überschlagen sich Anfang der 1940er Jahre die Ereignisse. Die zwölfjährige Esther Shaffer muss nach dem plötzlichen Tod ihrer Mutter verkraften, dass ihr Vater freiwillig in den Krieg zieht, Penny Goodrich, die heimlich in Esthers Vater verliebt ist, eröffnet sich dadurch die Chance ihres Lebens und Jakob Mendel, der um seinen Sohn in Ungarn bangt, wird beschuldigt, die Synagoge seiner Gemeinde angezündet zu haben. Alle Bewohner des Hauses fiebern dem Frieden entgegen, doch bis dahin ist es noch ein weiter Weg. Werden sie erkennen, dass Gott in ihrem Leben am Wirken ist - selbst wenn er schweigt? Werden sie erkennen, dass er sie liebt und auch heute noch Wunder wirkt? Ein mitreissender Roman über das Leben, die Liebe und das Festhalten an Gott auch in schwierigen Zeiten. Lynn Austin ist verheiratet, hat drei Kinder und lebt in Illinois. Ihre grosse Familie, die vier Generationen umfasst, ist ebenso Aufgabe wie Inspiration für sie. Wenn ihr nach dem Tagesgeschäft noch Zeit bleibt, ist sie als Vortragsreisende unterwegs und widmet sich der Schriftstellerei.

The Body Of Brooklyn

Author : David Lazar
ISBN : 9781587294358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In The Body of Brooklyn David Lazar, an acclaimed essayist and prose stylist, offers a vividly detailed, hilarious, and touching recollection of his Brooklyn upbringing in the 1960s and 70s. His immigrant Jewish heritage and his bodily history--from the travails of childhood obesity to the sexual triumphs of post-adolescent leanness--form the core of this series of essays, all of which will win the interest and admiration of readers. More-over, this film-flavored confection is so infused with Lazar's fascinating turn of mind and memory, forever digressing and reflecting upon his digressions, without ever losing the thread of his story, that his essays will give the reader the distinctive pleasure of witnessing an extraordinary mental performance.

Brooklyn Is

Author : James Agee
ISBN : 9780823250806
Genre : Travel
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For the first time in book form-a great writer's classic celebration of the essence of Brooklyn.In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York City. The draft was rejected for creative differences,and remained unpublished until it appeared in Esquire in 1968 under the title Southeast of the Island: Travel Notes.Crossing the borough from the brownstone heights over the Brooklyn Bridge out through backstreet neighborhoods like Flatbush, Midwood, and Sheepshead Bay that roll silently to the sea, Agee captured in 10,000 remarkable words, the essence of a place and its people. Propulsive, lyrical, jazzy, and tender, itspitch-perfect descriptions endure even as Brooklyn changes; Agee's essay is a New York classic. Resonant with the rhythms of Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, and Thomas Wolfe, it takes its place alongside Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City as a great writer's love-song to Brooklyn and alongside E. B. White's Here Is New York as an essential statement of the place so many call home. James Agee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1909. One of the great prose stylists of the past century, Agee wrote in many forms-poetry, short stories, novels, essays, commentary, and criticism. In 1958 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for A Death in the Family, and he also wrote the classic account of poor Southern farmers, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, accompanied by Walker Evans's documentary photographs. With John Huston, he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for The African Queen, and he was an influential film and theater critic for Time and The Nation. James Agee died in 1955 of a heart attack in a New York City taxicab. In the fall of 2005, the Library of America will publish a two-volume collection of his writings. Jonathan Lethem's novels include Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, his most recent book is The Disappointment Artist. Lethem was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he still lives.

The Water Works Of Brooklyn

Author : George B. Brainard
ISBN : UCAL:$B259586
Genre : Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
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Brooklyn

Author : Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier
ISBN : 1592130828
Genre : History
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Lavishly illustrated with prints, paintings, memorabilia, and objects from The Brooklyn Historical Society's unparalleled collection, Brooklyn! will bring every reader closer to the Brooklyn of legend and fact.

The World In Brooklyn

Author : Judith N. DeSena
ISBN : 9780739166703
Genre : Social Science
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The World in Brooklyn: Gentrification, Immigration, and Ethnic Politics in a Global City, is a collection of scholarly papers which analyze demographic, social, political, and economic trends that are occurring in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, as the context, reflects global forces while also contributing to them. The idea for this volume developed as the editors discovered a group of scholars from different disciplines and various universities studying Brooklyn. Brooklyn has always been legendary and has more recently regained its stature as a much sought after place to live, work and have fun. Popular folklore has it that most U.S. residents trace their family origins to Brooklyn. It is presently referred to as one of the hippest places in New York. Thus, this book is a collection of demographic, ethnographic, and comparative studies which focus on urban dynamics in Brooklyn. The chapters investigate issues of social class, urban development, immigration, race, ethnicity and politics within the context of Brooklyn. As a whole, this book considers both theoretical and practical urban issues. In most cases the scholarly perspective is on everyday life. With this in mind there are also social justice concerns. Issues of social segregation and attendant homogenization are brought to light. Moreover, social class and race advantages or disadvantages, as part of urban processes, are underscored through critiques of local policy decisions throughout the chapters. A common thread is the assertion by contributors that planning the future of Brooklyn needs to include multi-ethnic, racial, and economic groups, those very residents who make-up Brooklyn."

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