Sorting through life after a death

Nora Webster by Colm ToibinNora Webster, by Colm Toibin

McClelland & Stewart, A division of Random House of Canada Ltd.

Hard Cover, 373 Pages, Fiction

Nora Webster must face a life after the death of her husband in the small Irish town of Ballyconnigar. The stubborn and sometimes selfish mother of four is left to pick up the pieces for her two young devastated sons who are each deeply affected by the loss of their father. She also comes to realize that her daughters are closer to other members of her family than they are to her. This is a look at how this grieving widow is thrown back into the workforce in the 1960s and must find a way to support her family and find the strength to do the things she has never done before in her new role as head of the household. In this tightly knit community, she discovers that music and friendships help her to develop the confidence to be alone and make her own decisions.

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