Nora Webster

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Ranked #63 in Irish, Ranked #64 in Ireland

From one of contemporary literature's most acclaimed and beloved authors comes this magnificent new novel set in a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, where a fiercely compelling, too-young widow and mother of four moves from grief, fear, and longing to unexpected discovery. Toibin's portrayal of the intricacy and drama of ordinary lives brings to mind of the work of Alice Munro.
     Set in Wexford, Ireland, and in breathtaking Ballyconnigar by the sea, Colm Toibin's tour de force eighth novel introduces the formidable, memorable Nora Webster. Widowed at 40, with four children...

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Barack Obama Former USA PresidentIn November 2014, Obama took a trip to D.C. independent bookstore Politics and Prose to honor small businesses and add to his personal library. Accompanied by daughters Malia and Sasha, POTUS picked up novels from the Redwall fantasy series by Brian Jacques, as well as some from the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park. He also added these titles to his heavy bags: Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad Nora Webster, Colm Toibin The Laughing Monsters, Denis Johnson Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos Being Mortal:... (Source)

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