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Brooklyn: A Novel

Brooklyn - Colm Tóibín This book is so quiet and unassuming that it was difficult for me to figure out what rating to give it. I think the reason it appealed to me is because throughout the whole thing I could not help but imagine my parents, specifically my own mom, having similar thoughts and feeling and experiences when she moved to America. The difficulties of being between two worlds, missing your family from back home, and missing American when you were back home. The decisions of what to have and what to leave behind. The ending did seem abrupt, I will say that though.I wouldn't say this is a book for everyone, but it did touch my heart.