The Irish Literary & Historical Society, in partnership with the Mechanics Institute of San Francisco, is very pleased to present an evening talk by the novelist Colm Tóibín, in conversation with acclaimed Irish broadcaster and historian Myles Dungan.
Tóibín will be presenting his newest novel, Nora Webster. This novel is Tóibín’s first full-length novel since the spectacular, bestselling Brooklyn, and marks Tóibín’s return to the territory his readers love best: County Wexford, Ireland. Set in the 1970s, Nora Webster is the story of a woman whose husband has died young, after a long illness. In this work, Tóibín gives us an unforgettable portrait of an inimitable woman, her family, and the small Irish town that confines her.