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"Blessedly post-ironic, engaging and heartfelt."
Thomas Pynchon


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.

Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the story of a determined and intelligent woman who is consumed by a vision of a bridge: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single, magnificent span. With the help of the local surveyor, Benjamin Horsfield, and her sisters - the high-spirited, obstreperous Tem, who works with her in the distillery, and the silent, uncanny Pearl - she fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them a bridge that will meet their most pressing practical needs while being one of the most ambitious public works ever attempted. Prue's own life and the life of the bridge become inextricably bound together as the costs of the bridge, both financial and human, rise beyond her direst expectations.

 
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Used availability for Emily Barton's Brookland


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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Brookland
Author(s): Emily Barton
ISBN: 0-7862-8647-4 / 978-0-7862-8647-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Brookland: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Barton
ISBN: 0-374-11690-3 / 978-0-374-11690-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Brookland: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Barton
ISBN: 0-312-42580-5 / 978-0-312-42580-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Brookland
Author(s): Emily Barton
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Brookland
Author(s): Emily Barton
ISBN: 1-4193-9646-3 / 978-1-4193-9646-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Brookland [Unabridged]
Author(s): Emily Barton
ISBN: 1-4193-9648-X / 978-1-4193-9648-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2006 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Brookland: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Barton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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