This was a lovely novel. I finally found a Tóibín work I adore. Set in the 1950s, the novel follows an Irish girl as she emigrates to Brooklyn, away from her family and friends. The prose is simple. The characters lightly drawn, but not overly simplistic. The period details were evocative. The themes were classic. I related to a lot of this novel. Like the protagonist Eilis, I made a journey across an ocean to…