Tue, 28/10/2014 - 18:00
Mechanics' Institute 57 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94104

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.

Tue, 28/10/2014 - 12:00
550 Hartz Avenue Danville CA 95526

Prize-winning novelist, and Rakestraw Books favorite, Colm Toibin joins us for lunch on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at noon as we celebrate the publication of his exquisite new novel, Nora Webster. Details to follow.

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 19:00
A.C.T. 405 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Acclaimed Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, critic, poet, and Testament playwright Colm Tóibín comes to The Geary Theater for a special one-night-only reading and signing of his newest novel, Nora Webster. Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Brooklyn, winner of the Costa Book Award; and The Testament of Mary, as well as two story collections. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Tóibín’s newest Nora Webster is a magnificent new novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved.