Nora Webster: A Novel

Nora Webster: A Novel

Colm Toibin


From one among modern literature’s bestselling, significantly acclaimed, and cherished authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The long island instances ebook Review) a few fiercely compelling younger widow navigating grief, worry, and longing, and discovering her personal voice—“heartrendingly transcendant” (The manhattan Times, Janet Maslin).

Set in Wexford, eire, Colm Tóibín’s incredible 7th novel introduces the ambitious, memorable, and deeply relocating Nora Webster. Widowed at 40, with 4 young children and never adequate funds, Nora has misplaced the affection of her existence, Maurice, the guy who rescued her from the stifling international to which she used to be born. And now she fears she will be sucked again into it. Wounded, egocentric, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny neighborhood the place we all know your small business, Nora is drowning in her personal sorrow and unaware of the pain of her younger sons, who've misplaced their father. but she has moments of wonderful perception and empathy, and whilst she starts off to sing back, after many years, she reveals solace, engagement, a haven—herself.

Nora Webster “may really be an ideal paintings of fiction” (Los Angeles Times), through a “beautiful and bold” author (The manhattan instances publication Review) on the zenith of his occupation, in a position to “sneak up on readers and catch their imaginations” (USA TODAY). “Miraculous...Tóibín portrays Nora with large sympathy and knowing” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post).

Show sample text content

Download sample