Oprah’s Latest Book Club Pick: The Long-Awaited Sequel to “Brooklyn”


Oprah Winfrey Chooses “Long Island” as Latest Book Club Selection

In an exclusive interview with LA News Center, Oprah Winfrey has unveiled the latest addition to her acclaimed book club: “Long Island” by Colm Tóibín.

A Long-Awaited Sequel

The highly anticipated novel, a sequel to Tóibín’s best-selling “Brooklyn,” continues the captivating story of Eilis Lacey, now a mother and wife living in America.

Over two decades have passed since Eilis reluctantly left her home in Ireland to seek a better life in New York. In “Long Island,” she faces new challenges and triumphs, all while navigating the complexities of her identity and relationships.

Oprah’s Praise

Winfrey expressed her admiration for “Long Island,” calling it “a beautifully written and deeply insightful novel.”

“Tóibín’s ability to explore the human condition with such empathy and precision is truly remarkable,” Winfrey added.

She believes that “Long Island” will resonate with her book club members, offering them a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant read.

About the Author

Colm Tóibín is an internationally acclaimed author known for his critically praised novels, including “The Master” and “Nora Webster.”

“Brooklyn,” originally published in 2009, won the Costa Book of the Year and was adapted into a successful 2015 film starring Saoirse Ronan.

Availability and Impact

“Long Island” is scheduled for release on June 21, 2023. It is expected to generate significant buzz within the literary community and beyond.

Winfrey’s endorsement is likely to boost sales and introduce Tóibín’s work to a wider audience.

As with her previous book club selections, “Long Island” is sure to spark meaningful discussions and inspire its readers to reflect on their own lives and experiences.