Book Club - Brooklyn
The film 'Brooklyn' continues to be a big draw at the box office and our book club choice for this month is 'Brooklyn' by Colm Tóibín.
Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis Lacey, a young woman who lives with her mother and sister in Enniscorthy in the 1950s. Her sister arranges for Eilis to emigrate to New York and despite her reluctance, Eilis knows she must go as there is little future for her in Ireland.
As she leaves her family behind and arrives in America it takes time for Eilis to settle in. She is desperately homesick but she gradually makes friends and finds love.
However, a tragic event at home means Eilis has to return to Ireland after a year. Back in Enniscorthy, she struggles to decide should her future be in Ireland or in Brooklyn.
Joining Sean this morning as part of our panel was Larry Donnelly, lecturer in Law at NUI Galway, Carole Coleman, reporter and former RTÉ Washington correspondent, Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Public Affairs with Heneghan PR and Margaret E. Ward, journalist and CEO of Clearink Limited.