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by Colm Toibin
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The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it 4 years ago
I’m going to be in the minority here. As far as I can tell most people think this is a fabulous book. Critical acclaim has been widespread and lavish. It is quite possible I missed something, but as with Brooklyn before, I was not so much unimpressed as under-impressed with Nora Webster. The story...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s superb seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was bo...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
I received this book from NetGalley on my kindle, but when I missed the publication date I decided to listen to it instead. I am a fan of audiobooks, especially when I can listen to them while I work. (ok, not serious work, more like mindless grunt work.) I was especially glad to listen to this one ...
Hol rated it 5 years ago
Nora Webster was a wholly character-driven novel and while I took my time over it, when I picked it up, I was drawn into its world that depicted the life of a recent widow. This was the first book by Colm Toibin that I’ve read, but it won’t be the last. Set in Wexford, Ireland, it’s written in the...
All about me
All about me rated it 5 years ago
It's a story about the passage of grief in one's life. Nora was well aware of her own grief, but she didn't seem to see others' grief, or the effect her grief had on others, mainly her children and family. She appeared to have a bit of a prickly nature at times. But I don't think it was just this th...
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
The book begins around the time of man’s first walk on the moon and ends in 1972, just about three years later. This is a really good story, unlike many written today which simply entice the reader with erotic scenes or blood and guts. It is about an ordinary woman, in Ireland, during the time when ...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it 6 years ago
Set during the late nineteen sixties and early seventies in small-town Ireland, Nora Webster is the story of a middle aged woman struggling to deal with the impact of the death of her husband and to remake her life as an independent person. Her transformation takes place against a backdrop of sympat...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: lit-richer, britain-ireland, published-2014, wexford, period-piece, net-galley, e-book, summer-2014, bellybutton-mining, aga-saga, families, lifestyles-deathstyles, politics, newtome-author Read from July 15 to 18, 2014 Description: It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is li...
Dem rated it 51 years ago
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