Order This Book OnlineIn a small town in Ireland in the 1950’s, Ellis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. So when a job is offered in America, Ellis sets off to forge a new life for herself in Brooklyn. Homesick and alone, she gradually begins a new life, working in a large department store, night classes at Brooklyn College, weekend evenings on the dance floor of the parish hall. But when tragic news summons her back to Ireland, she finds herself facing a terrible choice: between love and happiness in her own land and the promises she must keep in her new life in America.

Brooklyn is a tender story of great loss and love, and the heartbreaking choice between personal freedom and duty.