From The Globe & Mail:
Colm Toibin may be the perfect antidote to a dreary winter afternoon. You can consume this tonic in myriad ways. With any one of his books, of course -- five much-loved novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated The Master, 10 works of non-fiction, and now short stories. His first collection, Mothers and Sons (McClelland & Stewart), has just been released and it's a dandy.