Book Reviews of Brookland

Author: Emily Barton
ISBN-13: 9780739475362
ISBN-10: 0739475363
Pages: 479

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Publisher: Ferrar Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a well imagined look into Colonial Brooklyn featuring a girl, then woman who is chosen to learn her father's trade (no sons!)--he is a gin distiller. She is a natural at engineering it seems and quickly becomes obsessed with building a bridge to Manhattan. There is also an emotional story line of her relationships with family, and an interesting subtext about slavery in the North. A good read.