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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Brookland is a great book particularly for people who are interested in Brooklyn, but there are enough interesting characters and historical details that anyone would like it. Emily Barton is a really fine writer.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 21 февр. Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, established as the owner of the enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream.

Emily Barton (born 1969) is an American novelist, critic, and academic. She is the author of three novels: The Testament of Yves Gundron (2000), Brookland (2006) and The Book of Esther (2016). Barton was raised in New Jersey, where she attended Kent Place School. She attended Harvard College, from which she graduated summa cum laude and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She also earned an MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Brookland confirms Emily Barton's reputation as one of the finest writers of her generation, whose work is "blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt" (Thomas Pynchon). Connect with the author.

About Emily Barton: Emily Barton has written three novels so far. Her first, THE TESTAMENT OF YVES GUNDRON . Her first, THE TESTAMENT OF YVES GUNDRON, called blessedly post-ironic, engaging, and. Barton's third novel, THE BOOK OF ESTHER, just hit the shelves in June of 2016. Barton is the recipient of an artist's grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

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Emily Barton's fiction has appeared in Story, American Short Fiction, and Conjunctions. Her first novel, The Testament of Yves Gundron, called blessedly post-ironic, engaging, and heartfelt by Thomas Pynchon, won the Bard Fiction Prize and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the recipient of a 2006 artist's grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006 fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

Barton's novel weaves an engaging narrative of three sisters bound by unconditional love, their . Brookland is a marvelously beguiling novel. From first elegant page to last, Emily Barton has rendered an enticing story, one both moving and entertaining at every level

Barton's novel weaves an engaging narrative of three sisters bound by unconditional love, their family's gin millâ?”and simmering resentment. ?”Sarah Childress, Newsweek. This is a fictional book about dreams, drive, and tragedy, but it also recreates, with vivid description, the real world of the past. For those of us who wonder what life was like so long ago, the rewards are rich indeed. From first elegant page to last, Emily Barton has rendered an enticing story, one both moving and entertaining at every level. It's a dazzling and thrilling read, truly an exemplar of modern literature. ?”Katharine Weber, author of Triangle.

Brookland confirms Emily Barton's reputation as one of the finest writers of her generation, whose work is "blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt" (Thomas Pynchon).

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Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, firmly established as the owner of an enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream.

Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the beautifully written story of a woman with a vision: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry to span the East River. With the help of her sisters--high-spirited Tem and silent, uncanny Pearl--Prue fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them easy passage between their two worlds.

Brookland confirms Emily Barton's reputation as one of the finest writers of her generation, whose work is "blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt" (Thomas Pynchon).


Comments: (7)

Bu
The unfolding of decades of history together with the compelling portraits of individuals, families, and the evolving community of Brookland held my attention with every page I turned. The narration was poignant, bringing the lives of the key characters into vivid focus throughout. The story itself was a fascinating depiction of aspirations, the harsh reality of risk and reward, the consequences and triumphs of those who dared to dream and stay the course through good and bad times.
Buge
The Bookschlepper reports: Shrewd, determined Prudence Winship (and the reader) learns to run her father's gin distillery and conceives of a cantilever bridge to Mannahata. Models are built, subscriptions sold. Gin persuades. Prue in her britches is immune to community norms and her fervor never-before-tried construction technique (amply described) possesses her as she takes the expedient course over and over. The back story is of a time when the new nation develops and new residents begin to provide competition to the sleepy, two-tavern town. In 1801, the bridge is almost completed when disaster strikes from uncomfortably close quarters. Prue, her sisters Pearl and Temperance and the town's early entrepreneurs are fully realized, nuanced characters. Barton chooses to let Prue be self-confident to the point of arrogance. This is an incredible novel, full of detail, insight, history and a conclusion that tugs at the heart.
Vushura
I am only 50 pages into this book but I am having a terribly difficult time going any further. It just does not hold my interest. However, it was recommended to me by a friend who is a reading teacher and she loved it. So, there you go.
Quendant
I've got a good vocabulary, but this book is just work. There's nothing particularly compelling here. I felt the book would've been better if it had half as many words. Felt like inside-baseball for writers.
Gozragore
Brookland is a great book particularly for people who are interested in Brooklyn, but there are enough interesting characters and historical details that anyone would like it. Emily Barton is a really fine writer.
Faebei
This is a tale about a family in Brooklyn at the turn of the eighteenth century.
Matty Winship is the patriarch who develops the gin mill left him by his father into a thriving business, creating a quality liquor that is widely enjoyed over much of the state. Matty has no sons to take over this family calling, just three daughters, Prudence, Pearl and Temperance, and he realizes that he has to teach them the trade if his business is to survive. This is the intriguing, tender, sometimes frustrating but always fascinating story about a family's struggles at a time when our nation was going through it's formative years.
Prudence (Prue) is strong willed, intellectually curious, and not about to let the fact that she was born female get in her way. Pearl barely survives childbirth and is afflicted with a speech impediment, but she has insight and talents that give her much more weight than her slight figure would imply. Temperance (Tem) finds herself somewhat adrift in this setting, a bit of a 'third wheel', but still plays a strong part in the events. All of the characters in this story are very strongly developed, complex, and never predictable.
Prue decides that their business would improve if there was a bridge to cross the river into New York City, and a great part of the story is devoted to how she goes about realizing her dream, studying the problem, planning, experimenting, designing and selling the idea to the State Legislature, not just that but actually building the bridge themselves, organizing the purchase of materials, hiring workers, and dealing with the usual (and some unusual) construction problems. All this may sound like dreary stuff, but I think Emily Barton does a superb job of keeping the technical details from becoming boring, and more than that, actually making it an exciting thing to witness.
This has been called an historical novel, but I don't think of it as such at all. The history of the time scarcely plays a part in the story, except as background to anchor the timeline, and although it is obvious the author has researched contemporary events and the lay of the land, they are mentioned only to add realism, she makes no pretense of a complete account. People who read this book expecting to learn about early developments in New York City or Brooklyn may well be disappointed. The historical setting is more pertinent for the social mores, the language, the treatment of women, and workers, and slaves.
I didn't just enjoy this book, I loved it. It was compelling and unforgettable. As with all things in the eighteenth century, it isn't fast paced, but it was never boring.
Unde
A young woman in the 18th -century has a dream. Along with that dream she has the intelligence and wherewithal to accomplish her vision. The novel, Brookland tells her story beautifully.

Prudence Winship, eldest of the three daughters of Matty and Roxana Winship, yearns to take on the running of the very successful distillery owned by her father. Her father trains her and she learns the distillery from top to bottom, insuring the future success of the company. "Prue," as she is called, is not satisfied to own a successful business and by earning the respect of her all-male crew, however. She challenges 18th-century sensibilities and dreams of constructing a bridge that spans the East River, with one leg of the bridge in Brooklyn and the other in Manhattan. This daunting task is a formidable job in itself, but Prue's determination and drive cause chaos in her personal life, complicating the undertaking immensely.

Brookland is a beautifully written story with rich details and engaging characters. Descriptive and interesting, reading the text is very much like watching a movie, as the written words become illustrations in themselves.

A hefty volume of 496 pages, this is not light reading, but it is definitely good reading.

Barton's first novel, The Testament of Yves Gundron, won the Bard Fiction Prize and a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She will be a writer-in-residence at the New School from 2005-2006.
Brookland: A Novel download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Emily Barton
ISBN: 0312425805
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Picador; First edition (February 20, 2007)
Pages: 496 pages