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  • Nora Webster: A Novel

  • By: Colm Toibin
  • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (529 ratings)

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By: Colm Toibin
Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
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Publisher's summary

2015 Audie Award Finalist for Literary Fiction

From one of contemporary literature's best-selling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors, a magnificent new novel set in Ireland, 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 seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at 40, 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 to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven - herself.

©2014 Colm Toibin (P)2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc.