Forlorn follow-ups to great novels are commonplace. Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman are examples. Colm Tóibín's latest novel, Long Island, however, is a triumph. It’s the sequel to the much-loved, Costa Award winning Brooklyn (2009), a novel about a young Irish woman who emigrates to the US in the 1950s.

Tóibín continues the story of Eilis Lacey, now in her 40s, living in Lindenhurst, Long Island, with her Italian-American husband, Tony Fiorello, and their two teenage children in the spring of 1976...

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