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03rd Jan 2024

A sequel to Brooklyn is being released this year

Kat O'Connor

Brooklyn is one of the best Irish novels of our time

Did anyone else fall head over heels in love with the heartbreakingly beautiful Brooklyn when it was published in 2009?

The Colm Tóibín novel quickly became one of my favourite historical fiction novels and a sequel is on the way.

The Irish author has penned a sequel to the 2009 book and we cannot wait to read it.

Long Island is set to be published in May and there’s no doubt it’ll be a best-seller.

There may be a good few months to go until the book is published but the blurb has us gripped already.

“A man with an Irish accent knocks on Eilis Fiorello’s door on Long Island and in that moment everything changes. Eilis and Tony have built a secure, happy life here since leaving Brooklyn – perhaps a little stifled by the in-laws so close, but twenty years married and with two children looking towards a good future.

“And yet this stranger will reveal something that will make Eilis question the life she has created. For the first time in years, she suddenly feels very far from home and the revelation will see her turn towards Ireland once again. Back to her mother. Back to the town and the people she had chosen to leave behind. Did she make the wrong choice marrying Tony all those years ago? Is it too late now to take a different path?”

We cannot wait to revisit Eilis and Tony’s story again.

But will we get another movie with Saoirse Ronan? Let’s hope so.