The Empty Family

Colm Tóibín probes the destinies of immigrants and those returning home in nine stories that trace the ghostly contours of the past onto lives distanced from it by loss and longing.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…