Bridget Jones is now 51, and, most readers will be chagrined to learn, a widow. She is also raising the two children she had with the now deceased Mark Darcy and gingerly wading back into the dating pool while working on a screenplay.
When she joins Twitter, she obsesses about the number of Twitter followers she has the same way she used to agonize over her weight, which does remains a concern.
Bridget begins a Twitter flirtation with a sexy guy named Roxster, who turns out to be only 29...
Colm Toibin's Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom.
It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.
In the New World, she will be confronted by a terrible dilemma - a devastating choice between duty and one great love.
|NYC in the 50's
'June the first, a bright summer's evening, a Monday . . .'
And into the busy, bustling homes at 66 Star Street slips, unseen, a mysterious visitor. As the couples, flat-mates and repentant singletons of No 66 fall in and out of love, clutch at and drop secrets, laugh, cry and simply try to live, no one suspects the visitor patiently waiting in the wings. For soon, really very soon, everything is going to change . . .
This was also a lively household
(Brownstone used in the film Breakfast at Tyffany's)
It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959.
They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil!