Brooklyn is a 2009 novel by Irish author Colm Tóibín. It won the 2009 Costa Novel Award, was shortlisted for the 2011 International Dublin Literary Award and was longlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. In 2012, The Observer named it as one of "The 10 best historical novels". Sep 10, 2010 · Brooklyn is a novel that invites the reader to imagine what could have happened differently. Several readers who came to hear Colm Tóibín discuss it at the Guardian book club tried, indeed, to ...

Nearly nine generations span the years from Alexander Cartwright's 1840s Knickerbocker Base Ball days to the present, and Gratz places a young character from a fictional family of Brooklynites in each, threading their stories together with the development of the American bat and ball game. The Brooklyn Nine follows the descendants of a German Jew named Felix Schneider and the development of our National Pastime. Felix lands in Brooklyn as a youth from Bremen - the fastest boy in Bremen, Germany- to work in the garment industry. Summaries. Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.