Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Author: Colm Toibin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501106477
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Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Brooklyn
Author: Colm Toibin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780771085406
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Release: 2010-04-06
Editor: Emblem Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving 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, however, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life — until 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. In the quiet character of Eilis Lacey, Colm Tóibín has created one of fiction’s most memorable heroines and in Brooklyn, a luminous novel of devastating power. Tóibín demonstrates once again his astonishing range and that he is a true master of nuanced prose, emotional depth, and narrative virtuosity.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Author: Colm Toibin
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781439148952
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Release: 2009
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Pages: 311
ISBN: IND:39000005559492
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Release: 2000
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Lionel Essrog has always respected Frank Minna, who helped him out when he was young, and when Frank is found dead, Lionel and his friends, the Minna Men, scour the streets of Brooklyn in search of the killer. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Reprint. 75,000 first prnting.

How Music Grew in Brooklyn

How Music Grew in Brooklyn
Author: Maurice Edwards
Pages: 381
ISBN: 0810856662
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Release: 2006
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Brooklyn Philharmonic is one of the most innovative and respected symphony orchestras of modern times. Maurice Edwards provides a personal and comprehensive history of this institution. How Music Grew in Brooklyn includes more than two dozen historical photographs and illustrations and an eighty-page appendix providing detailed listing of the orchestra's programs, including the Marathons.

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn

When Baseball Returned to Brooklyn
Author: Ed Shakespeare
Pages: 357
ISBN: 0786414596
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Release: 2003-04-29
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Major league baseball has a long, rich history in Brooklyn. From the time Brooklyn started play in 1884 until their move west to Los Angeles following the 1957 season, the Dodgers and their predecessors were the emotional center of the borough's diverse population. But Brooklyn would be without a professional team until June of 2001, when the Cyclones took the field in Coney Island as the Mets' affiliate for the New York-Penn League. This work follows the rookie-level club from its formation through it first season. Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine, Duke Snider, Clem Labine, Johnny Podres, Ralph Branca, Joe Pignatano and Clyde King comment on their own minor league days, and their days in Brooklyn. Also included are interviews of Cyclones players and fans of both teams.

Song of Brooklyn

Song of Brooklyn
Author: Marc Eliot
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780767929998
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Release: 2008-06-10
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The voices of Brooklyn: “I’m a Brooklyn guy, it’s in my bones and it’s there in Brooklyn. There’s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it.” —Mel Brooks, Williamsburg “Everyone got along because we had one major thing that held everyone in Brooklyn…together: the emergence of big-time sports that happened after World War I. You could be an Irishman, an Italian, and a Jew and you could all be in Ebbets Field, sitting together, rooting for the Dodgers.” —Pete Hamill, Park Slope “I never really saw anyplace in the world as a kid except Brooklyn, so to me Brooklyn was the world. Every avenue was another country. It was a rough place, to be sure. You could say the wrong thing, make the wrong turn and be rubbed or killed, and I guess I was lucky because I had a talent that enabled me to get out . . . A part of me will always be that kid shooting hoops, with a dream in my hand as much as a basketball.” —Stephon Marbury, Coney Island “Both my parents were hard, hands-on workers, and that was the foundation of everything for me. Their work ethic was just over the top, and as a result of that I worked hard no matter what level job I had in the media. I was that tough Brooklyn girl pushing my way to the front, which eventually became the top. I was never afraid of hard work; I was always a go-getter, and that was something that came directly out of being born in Brooklyn. I cherish that, as I cherish my entire upbringing in Brooklyn.” —Maria Bartiromo, Bay Ridge A captivating oral portrait of America's favorite borough, in the words of those who know Brooklyn best—Mel Brooks, Spike Lee, Arthur Miller, Joan Rivers, Norman Mailer, Cousin Brucie, Maria Bartiromo, Pete Hamill, and many other current and former inhabitants. Song of Brooklyn gathers the oral testimony of nearly one hundred Brooklynites past and present, famous and unknown, about a mythic borough that is also an indisputably real place. These witnesses speak eloquently of what it was like back then, when the Dodgers played in Ebbets Field; later, when the borough fell on hard times; and now, when it has come roaring back on the tracks of a real-estate boom, giving it celebrity chic and hipster cred. With this surprising and inspiring renaissance in full swing, the story of Brooklyn is one of the great and still ongoing chapters of the American urban experience, and Song of Brooklyn sings that tune in pitch-perfect key.

The Brooklyn Follies

The Brooklyn Follies
Author: Paul Auster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781429900096
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of Oracle Night and The Book of Illusions, an exhilarating, whirlwind tale of one man's accidental redemption Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. Divorced, estranged from his only daughter, the retired life insurance salesman seeks only solitude and anonymity. Then Nathan finds his long-lost nephew, Tom Wood, working in a local bookstore—a far cry from the brilliant academic career he'd begun when Nathan saw him last. Tom's boss is the charismatic Harry Brightman, whom fate has also brought to the "ancient kingdom of Brooklyn, New York." Through Tom and Harry, Nathan's world gradually broadens to include a new set of acquaintances—not to mention a stray relative or two—and leads him to a reckoning with his past. Among the many twists in the delicious plot are a scam involving a forgery of the first page of The Scarlet Letter, a disturbing revelation that takes place in a sperm bank, and an impossible, utopian dream of a rural refuge. Meanwhile, the wry and acerbic Nathan has undertaken something he calls The Book of Human Folly, in which he proposes "to set down in the simplest, clearest language possible an account of every blunder, every pratfall, every embarrassment, every idiocy, every foible, and every inane act I had committed during my long and checkered career as a man." But life takes over instead, and Nathan's despair is swept away as he finds himself more and more implicated in the joys and sorrows of others. The Brooklyn Follies is Paul Auster's warmest, most exuberant novel, a moving and unforgettable hymn to the glories and mysteries of ordinary human life.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Author: Richard L. Dutton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0738535311
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Release: 2004
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between 1905 and 1907, Brooklyn's leading newspaper, the Daily Eagle, published a remarkable series of almost five hundred postcards, most with photographs of local scenes. Brooklyn in that era was, as it is today, a place of great variety, with imposing factories, sprawling riverfront sugar refineries, scores of public schools, elaborate mansions, and hundreds of blocks of middle-class brownstone row houses side by side with public wood yards, free-floating baths, the county jail, reformatories, and hospitals. Brooklyn was known as "the borough of churches," and grand religious edifices of all denominations stood on nearly every corner. For recreation, there were social clubs, acres of beautifully landscaped public parks graced by statues of heroes of the past, and the teeming midways and beaches of Coney Island. All of this is captured in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Postcards 1905-1907.

Report of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Brooklyn

Report of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Brooklyn
Author: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Civil Service Commission
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:32044083047480
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Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brooklyn Chess Chronicle

Brooklyn Chess Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HN43P2
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Release: 1883
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Notes Geographical and Historical Relating to the Town of Brooklyn on Long Island

Notes  Geographical and Historical  Relating to the Town of Brooklyn  on Long Island
Author: Gabriel Furman
Pages: 116
ISBN: WISC:89077221075
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Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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State of New York City Court of the City of Brooklyn

State of New York City Court of the City of Brooklyn
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: LLMC:NYADSUO1KE0F
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Release: 1866
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brooklyn Barrister

Brooklyn Barrister
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000108164132
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Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brooklyn Museum Bulletin

Brooklyn Museum Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951000730857L
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Pages: 493
ISBN: 144207731X
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Release: 2009-11-10
Editor: Paw Prints
Language: en

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The Soci t Anonyme s Brooklyn Exhibition

The Soci  t   Anonyme s Brooklyn Exhibition
Author: Ruth L. Bohan
Pages: 262
ISBN: UOM:39015016857248
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Annual Report of the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of New York

Annual Report of the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of New York
Author: New York (State). Insurance Dept
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015011440271
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Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brooklyn a Center of Learning

Brooklyn  a Center of Learning
Author: Nelson Associates, inc
Pages: 66
ISBN: UIUC:30112061580822
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Witches of Brooklyn

Witches of Brooklyn
Author: Sophie Escabasse
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780593119297
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Random House Graphic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family. A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends. Could there really be witches in Brooklyn?! Effie's aunts are weird. Like, really WEIRD. Really, really, really WEIRD! The secretly-magic kind of weird and that makes Effie wonder . . . does this mean she can do magic, too? Life in Brooklyn takes a strange twist for Effie as she learns more about her family and herself. With new friends who will do whatever they can to be there for her, a cursed pop-star, and her magically-inclined aunts--Effie's life is about to get interesting.