Brooklyn

A quiet, engaging, well-written tale of a lass who leaves her Irish home to make a new life in America post-WWII. She lives in a boarding house, does good work at the shop, learns bookkeeping, goes to the church dances where she meets Tony, an Italian who likes Irish girls. They secretly get married after she lets him sleep with her during her shock period mourning her sister Rose’s death. She heads back to Ireland to keep her Mammy company for a few weeks, extends her vacation, falls in love with Jim but realizes she is already married. Heads back to Brooklyn with unread letters from her husband in her bag.