Cover Attraction is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is what she has to say, ‘I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by.’
Me too! This week I’m featuring a book called Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. I will be reading this one soon. It was released May 5, 2009 b McClelland &Stewart and it already has great reviews. Here’s a bit about the book from McClelland & Stewart…
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.
I’m really looking forward to this novel. Why do I like the cover? It reminds me of days past with the dress forms in the store windows. There isn’t a lot of shops like this anymore with the huge mallls now. It’s too bad because I miss them.
How about you? Did you find any great covers this week that grabbed your attention? Leave me your link or share with me in the comments.
Dar…I haven't participated in the Wednesday Cover Attraction. I will post one tomorrow. I have to think of one of my new ones, or old ones.
Anyway, the cover is great, but this summary sounds interesting. Ya know I just gotta have that historical fiction.
That's a great cover! I'd love to shop at shops that look like this!!
Teashop Girl says
That cover is fantastic. What is it about black and white photography that is so very alluring?
I have been trying not to look at covers and stuff like that so I can stay out of trouble and not be tempted to buy anything else. I have heard of Brooklyn and it does look good.
Thta really looks good 🙂 Mine is here – http://nidhiveens-loveforbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/cover-attractions_17.html
I like the cover, and I like the book description even more. Onto the wish list it goes!
Scrap girl says
The cover is beautiful – I love the colours used. I do like the sound of the book too. Can't wait to hear your review.
Beth F says
I love that cover!
I love the cover, too. I can't wait to read your review.
Gorgeous cover, and it sounds great. I'm looking forward to your review.
The cover is definitely very intriguing! 🙂 Can't wait to see what you think of the book.
This sounds like a great book, and I am putting it on my wish list. I, too, like the cover.
I like the cover too….reminds me of all of the stores that used to be in the downtown area. This one store I used to frequent had the most beautiful tile in their entry way. The book sounds good, too!
Literary Feline says
That is a beautiful cover, Dar. The book sounds pretty good too. I look forward to reading your thoughts on it.
I like this cover! I like the look of the older type store, it looks cozy.
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