Marilynne Robinson returns to the town of Gilead in her new novel, Lila. “There is the precision and lyrical power of her language, and the way it embodies a struggle—the fight to use the best words to describe both the visible and the invisible world,” wrote James Wood. Colm Tóibín’s new novel, about a widowed young mother, is Nora Webster. “He is an extraordinary writer—daring and precise,” wrote Roddy Doyle.
BOOK/MARK: A Conversation with Colm Toibin about "Nora Webster"
Followed by a book sale and signing.
This is a free event, but reservations are suggested. Please call (860) 280-3130 or click here
(Visit the Mark Twain House site for more details, using the link below)
Join us for an intimate lunch with Colm Tóibín, author of the new book Nora Webster.
Tickets are $35 and include lunch and a personalized copy Nora Webster.
From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors comes a magnificent new novel most about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope.
Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s superb novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world into which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed and clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is consumed with in her own sorrow and oblivious to the suffering of her young sons. Called “beautiful and daring” by The New York Times book review, in Nora Webster Tóibín has created an iconic, engaging and memorable character.
About the Author
Colm 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 lives in Dublin and New York.