Books House of Names by Colm Toibin Hardcover, 275 pages, Scribner, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHouse of NamesAuthorColm Toibin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Presents a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children, describing how she plots to murder her long-absent husband for his betrayals and infidelities. Genres: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Colm Toibin The Empty Family Nora Webster The Master The Go-Between Brooklyn See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about House of Names NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'House Of Names' Is A Violent Page-Turner, And A Surprising Departure May 10, 2017 Colm Tóibín ventures far afield — in time and place — for this heart-stopping take on the tragedy of Clytemnestra and her family, reanimated with suffering the ancient Greeks never imagined.