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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December 13: "When God sees us in this condition, he will rescue us from the infidel and the enemy."
Critic and ardent home cook Heller McAlpin recommends new cookbooks whose winning voices and visual delights are just as beguiling as the dishes they highlight.
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