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  • The Masterby Colm Toibin

    Scribner 2010; US$ 11.99

    “Colm Tóibín’s beautiful, subtle illumination of Henry James’s inner life” ( The New York Times ) captures the loneliness and hope of a master of psychological subtlety whose forays into intimacy inevitably fail those he tried to love. Beautiful and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one of America’s first... more...

  • The Empty Familyby Colm Tóibín

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    'I imagined lamplight, shadows, soft voices, clothes put away, the low sound of late news on the radio. And I thought as I crossed the bridge at Baggot Street to face the last stretch of my own journey home that no matter what I had done, I had not done that.' In the captivating stories that make up The Empty Family Colm Tóibín delineates... more...

  • Brooklynby Colm Tóibín

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    *** Includes the first chapter of Colm Tóibín's stunning new novel, Nora Webster *** Brooklyn is a devastating story of love, loss and one woman's terrible choice between duty and personal freedom. It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges... more...

  • New Ways to Kill Your Motherby Colm Toibin

    Scribner 2012; US$ 9.99

    In a brilliant, nuanced and wholly original collection of essays, the novelist and critic Colm Tóibín explores the relationships of writers to their families and their work. From Jane Austen’s aunts to Tennessee Williams’s mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature’s greatest works. Tóibín, celebrated... more...

  • Mothers and Sonsby Colm Toibin

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 12.18

    Colm Tóibín's Mothers and Sons is a sensitive and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful and moving collection... more...

  • New Ways to Kill Your Motherby Colm Tóibín

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    From Colm Tóibín comes New Ways to Kill Your Mother, a fabulously entertaining book about writers and their families. In this wonderfully entertaining and enlightening collection, Colm Tóibín not only explores the often tense relationship between writers and their families but also conveys, with a rare tenderness and wit, the great joy... more...

  • Lady Gregory's Toothbrushby Colm Toibin

    The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    ‘It is the battle between those who use a toothbrush and those who don’t.’ So wrote Augusta Gregory to W.B. Yeats; she was referring to the riots at the Abbey Theatre over The Playboy of the Western World, and she knew which side she was on. In this remarkable biographical essay, Colm Toíbín examines the contradictions that... more...

  • The Testament of Maryby Colm Tóibín

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 From the author of Brooklyn comes a short, powerful novel about one of the most famous mothers in history. In a voice that is both tender and filled with rage, The Testament of Mary tells the story of a cataclysmic event which led to an overpowering grief. For Mary, her son has been lost to the world,... more...

  • Nora Websterby Colm Tóibín

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    * * * Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Novel Awards and the 2015 Folio Prize * * * Nora Webster is the heartbreaking new novel from one of the greatest novelists writing today. It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her four children, trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband.... more...

  • On Elizabeth Bishopby Colm Tóibín

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 18.15

    In this book, novelist Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary influences—the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. Ranging across her poetry, prose, letters, and biography, Tóibín creates a vivid picture of Bishop while also revealing how her work has helped shape his sensibility as a... more...