The Empty Family

By Colm Tóibín. Publisher: Scribner


Tóibín’s new collection of short stories beautifully shows his ability to instill life and contemporary interest into historical figures; the result is short story writing as dazzling yet as serious as it is practiced today.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
2011 - Selection(s)