Nora Webster
Colm Tóibín

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Narrated By: Fiona Shaw

Duration: 11 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Colm Tóibín's new novel, read by Fiona Shaw. It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Ireland. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died.

Nora must learn how to forge a new life for herself, how to give her sons a future as she tries to hold onto the past. And, as Nora returns to memories of the happiness of her early marriage something more painful begins to intrude: memories of her own mother and what brought about the terrifying distance between them.


Historical fiction, Modern and contemporary fiction

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A profoundly gifted world writer

Sebastian Barry

A beautiful and daring takes its power from the surprise of its language, its almost shocking characterization

New York Times (on Testament of Mary)

With this elating and humane novel, Colm Tóibín has produced a masterwork